Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ali Frazier Fights Boxing

 




Ali Frazier


Before Muhammad Ali was Muhammad Ali, he was known as Cassius Clay, a young boxer from Louisville, Kentucky who developed a dazzling style in the ring. In 1960, as an 18 year-old, he had won the Olympic light heavyweight title. That fall, he turned pro at 18 with the backing of some Louisville businessmen. From October 1960 to June 1963, Cassius Clay won all 19 bouts he entered, a few with some difficulty, notably Doug Jones and Henry Cooper, the latter of whom knocked him down once with a left hook. And it was during these years that Ali became something of a non-stop talker, self-promoter, and boxing poet, proclaiming himself “the greatest” and often predicting in rhyme the round he would beat opponents. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” was a favorite line he used to define his light-of-foot /quick punching style, mocking all comers. The boxing world and the sports media hadn’t seen anything like him.

Yet this “Cassius Clay” fellow was attracting wide attention wherever he went, for himself and boxing.

By March 1963, he was featured on the cover of Time magazine in a rendition by artist Boris Chaliapin who sought to capture Clay’s “playful mischievousness,” portraying him as part boxing poet. Inside the magazine, Clay was profiled in a favorable five-page story.

That was followed by a June 10th, 1963 Sports Illustrated cover of the young boxer tagged, “Cassius Invades Britain.” Clay was then on his way to fight Great Britain’s Henry Cooper in London.

These stories included Clay’s self-boasting quips, with Sports Illustrated tagging him “The Louisville Lip.” It was a style that would bring him media attention and endear him to many of his fans, while at the same time repulsing the conservative boxing world and his opponents, as well as many sportswriters and boxing fans.

But along with his boasts and bravado, there was real athletic ability and boxing talent. “He had incredibly fast hands and cat-like reflexes,” noted sportswriter Michael Silver. “His handsome face was rarely hit” – a point of pride he would often repeat in press conferences.




Ali / Liston II

Lewiston, Maine



After his victory over Liston, Cassius Clay denounced his “slave name” and became a Black Muslim, a little known black separatist movement that practiced the religion of Islam, advocating self help for African Americans. He soon began using his new Muslim name — Muhammad Ali. He made clear at the time he would not be treated the way that other black heavyweight champs had been treated. Some of his black opponents, including Joe Frazier, refused to call him by his new name, while the boxing establishment hoped his stay at the top of boxing would be brief.

But Clay – now Muhammad Ali – became a boxing superstar following the Liston fight, as a new round of publicity elevated him to international celebrity. Life magazine put him on the cover of their magazine – not only for its domestic issue of March 6, 1964, with six pages of coverage from the Liston fight, but also in later issues using the same photo and some of the same content. Life’s international issue of May 30th, 1966, circulating in dozens of countries, ran him on the cover, as did some Life special national issues, such as its Spanish edition of July 1966. (click on covers for available copies).

Meanwhile, from 1965 to 1967 Ali defended his title against all comers – winning nine bouts, including a rematch with Liston in 1965, a fight that yielded the famous photo of Ali standing defiantly over a knocked down Liston.

Ali’s views on the Vietnam war, his religion and the black race were part of the territory he covered in public – and he received a degree of scorn for speaking out.

But one fighter, Floyd Patterson, who Ali had fought and beaten in November 1965 — a fighter who did not agree with Ali’s views — but nonetheless lent his name and image and support on behalf of Ali’s right to free speech in an August 1966 Esquire magazine cover and feature story. That piece was written with Gay Talese and entitled, “In Defense of Cassius Clay.” Ali’s press coverage by this time went well beyond the usual sports venues.

In the ring during these years, Ali was in a class by himself, few could touch him. But by the time he refused the call of Uncle Sam to serve in the military, the country was split right down the middle over the Vietnam War, and he became part of the controversy and polarization. In 1967, when he refused the draft, hundreds of thousands of Americans were doing service in the jungles of Vietnam. Nearly 30,000 had been killed by then. The champ was denounced as a draft dodger; congressmen vilified him, others questioned his patriotism and his motives.

Racial issues were also coming to the fore in new ways while Ali was making his stand. Racial unrest had broken out in Los Angeles in 1965; in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, and a dozen other cities in 1967; and in April 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, protest and unrest occurred in more than 100 cities. The Black Power movement had begun by then as well. African American athletes at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City in 1968 had given the black power salute from the medals podium, and also that summer, the James Brown song, “Say It Loud, Say it Proud,” hit No. 1 on the R& B music chart.

Ali, meanwhile, continued to be featured on magazine covers – for Esquire in 1968 and Sports Illustrated in May 1969. Esquire, courtesy of its art director George Lois, did a classic cover for its April 1968 issue, featuring Ali in a Saint Sebastian pose with puncturing arrows in his body, with head thrown back as if in great pain ( St. Sebastian was a early Christian martyr shown in some classic paintings tied to a post and shot with multiple arrows). As George Lois would in fact explain to Ali while lobbying him for the photo shoot as an arrow-riddled martyr – “…And what I am saying is that you are a martyr to your race, you are a martyr because of the war. It’s a combination of race, religion, and war in one image, you’re symbolizing it in one image.” For the May 5, 1969 issue of Sports Illustrated Ali was depicted in a cover shot draped in royal garb complete with kingly crown as the tagline asked, “Clay-Ali: Once and Future King?.” The feature story pondered the future of the 27 year-old boxing champion, then in a kind of limbo while he appealed his conviction. Then, in 1970, when an Atlanta judge allowed him to face Jerry Quarry in his first return to the ring, his fans were ecstatic. Life and Newsweek put him on November 1970 covers. And after his fight with Quarry, he was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal and Mrs. Coretta King said that he was not just a champion of boxing but “a champion of truth, peace and unity.” For his fans and admirers, Ali was carrying a lot of hopes and expectations. And this too, figured into the background leading up to the Frazier-Ali fight in March 1971.





JOE FRAZIER lands a LEFT HOOK on ALI'S CHIN

MUHAMMAD Goes DOWN


Joe Frazier, for his part, was almost the complete opposite of Ali, quiet and hard working, not inclined toward social statement. Nor did he have the celebrity cache and media notice that Ali had accumulated. Born into a poor family on a farm in rural South Carolina, Joe Frazier was the youngest of 12 children. As a married 16 year-old in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he worked in a slaughterhouse. That was about when he took up boxing for exercise, as he had begun to gain weight. He was discovered trying to lose weight boxing at a Philadelphia Police Athletic League gym. He soon became a recognized amateur, winning three Golden Gloves titles. In 1964, he added the Olympic heavyweight championship gold medal. Upon his return from the Olympics, however, there was no money, and he took a job as a janitor in a Baptist church of North Philadelphia. There, the pastor happened to have some wealthy friends, among them F. Bruce Baldwin, executive of the Horn & Hardart restaurant chain who helped set up financing for Frazier’s boxing career. He was 21.

Over the next five years, he compiled a fearsome record or 26 and 0, winning 23 of his bouts by knockout. In the ring Frazier developed a reputation for his devastating left hook. Boxing analysts called him “a pure puncher.” He would come at opponents relentlessly, in a low and forward moving crouch. His bobbing and weaving could sometimes disguise his left hook, that could catch opponents by surprise. Outside of the ring, Frazier was described by sportswriter Michael Silver as “a decent, hardworking, law abiding, church going family man, who was too busy trying to support his growing family to get involved in any causes.” But ahead of the famous March 1971 fight, Frazier was also drawn into the soci-political currents of the times.




March 1971

DAILY NEWS




JOE FRAZIER




Joe Frazier

"The GREATEST LEFT HOOK of ALL-TIME"








Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Worlds Most Beautiful Woman ?


PENELOPE CRUZ !




PENELOPE CRUZ

by Bellino

From VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA


 

Minetta Tavern New York

 



MINETTA TAVERN

by Bellino

GREENWICH VILLAGE,  NEW YORK




The Minetta Tavern was established in 1937 by Eddie Silieri, who became known as Eddie Minetta, taking his name from the tavern that in turn borrowed its title from the stream that ran through the area. Founded at the height of the prohibition era, The Minetta Tavern became a popular Speakeasy for many literary legends, most notably Joe Gould, who frequented the pub so often that he was said to receive his mail there. With perhaps a similar taste for pubs, authors Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E.E. Cummings, and Dylan Thomas visited the bar to unwind and socialize. Today, The Minetta Tavern retains much of its history, as much of the original design remains, serving to transport patrons back to a time when the world's greatest authors congregated here and wrote their masterpieces.

Keith McNally bought the old Greenwich Village landmark restuarant in 2008, renivated it with his famous McBally touch, hired Riad Nasir and Lee Hanson as co-Chefs and quickly turned it from an old sort of run of the mill to the hottest place in town and celebrity haunt, serving fine French Bistro Fare.

Minetta Tavern is famous for its Bistro French Style Steaks, Bone Marrow, Pomme Frite (French Frieds) and Burgers, which include the Minetta Burger, and the very famous Black Label Burger, made of Prime Beef purveyed from Pat LaFreida Meat Purveyors. 






MINETTA TAVERN








FRAMED MUSEUM QUALITY PRINT

From Bellino and  FINE ART AMERICA


The Minetta Tavern was established in 1937, replacing The Black Rabbit that had closed its doors just 8 years prior. The origin of the restaurant's title dates back centuries. The brook that ran through the area was originally called the "Mannette" by Native Americans. This name meant "Devil's Water." Though time and acculturation slightly altered the name, now “Minetta,” the original meaning was preserved and provides a cultural background for the tavern's name. At the time, alcohol was commonly referred to as "The Devil's Water.”

Frequented by many of the 1950’s "beats,” Minetta became increasingly popular among the literary crowd. In addition to Joe Gould, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E.E. Cummings, and Dylan Thomas, the pub also became a hotspot for a group who called themselves “The Ravens.” Taking their name from Poe's poem, this group met and published poetry in what became known as The Raven Anthology Journal, which was published from 1933-1940. Gould was perhaps the most controversial member, and purportedly roamed The Village with a sign that read "Joseph Ferdinand Gould, Hot Shot Poet from Poetville, a Refugee from The Ravens. Poets of the World, Unite. You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Brains." Gould boasted that he wrote An Oral History of Our Time, a work that was supposedly completed in the Minetta. It included bits of over 20,000 conversations he overheard. It was a hoax, however. The manuscript does not exist.

Today, the Minetta Tavern is run by Keith McNally. A portion of his biography as found on the tavern's official webpage reads, "... born in London and moved to New York City in 1975 where he distinguished himself by being fired from every job he ever held." After taking over the Minetta, McNally closed the tavern for a period of 6 months to refurbish the pub back to its historical look. Today, the tavern retains the original wooden bar that was first installed in 1931, and it still serves a Northern Italian cuisine characteristic of its first days.








SUNDAY SAUCE 

WHEN ITALIANS COOK







MINETTA TAVERN "SNOW"

by Bellino









Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Village Cigars - Greenwich Village NYC




VILLAGE CIGARS



















VILLAGE CIGARS

GREENWICH VILLAGE

NEW YORK







VILLAGE CIGARS








The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

GOT ANY KAHLUA ?

The COLLECTED RECIPES of The DUDE

COCKTAILS - BURGERS - TACOS - GUACAMOLE

ANd More ...












 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Fredo is Banging Cocktail Waitresses 2 at a Time


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"I'm MOE GREENE ! I Made My BONES when You were 
Going Out with CHEERLEADERS!"
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"He's Banging Cocktail Waitresses 2 at a Time"
"The Players Can't Get a Drink at The Tables"
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FREDDO CORLEONE 
was BANGING COCKTAIL WAITRESSES
TWO at a TIME
In MOE GREENE'S Las VEGAS CASINO
THE PLAYERS COULDN'T GET a DRINK at THE TABLES
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"You Straighten My BROTHER Out?"
AL PACINO as MICHAEL CORLEONE
The GODFATHER
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 MOE GREENE Got Shot in the EYE
The GODFATHER
MARIO PUZO
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
 
 
 
 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
alla CLEMENZA
If You're Looking for a RECIPE
For MOE GREENE'S JEWISH PENICILLIN
You Won't FIND IT in SUNDAY SAUCE
The RECIPE is in The BADASS COOKBOOK
Page 29
MOE GREENE'S CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
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BadAssCOOKBOOK
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CHILI  #FriedCHICKEN #TACOS
MOE GREENE'S #ChickenNoodleSoup
JEWISH PENICILLIN Recipe
and More ..
The BADASS COOKBOOK
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#MoeGreene
#JewishPenicillin
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Pete Hamill - The Bard of The 5 Boroughs





Pete Hamill


It is a most sad day in New York today. Those New Yorkers with the good sense and capacity to know who this great man was, one of The Great New Yorkers of all times. Hamill passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and New York and The World has just become a much less interesting place," without Pete in it. Hamill may very well be the "Last of The Great Celebrity Newspaperman."  Hamill wrote 10 novels and a couple collections of short stories, and he was a top author, he will most be remembered as a Newspaper Reporter. This he would tell you himself. His style was muscular, sometimes gritty, and always of energetic prose. 

Over his career Hamill worked (wrote) for The New York Post, New York Herald Tribune, The Daily News, Village Voice, and New York Magazine. He penned numerous articles for Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and other magazines. Hamill was at his best telling the story of his beloved city New York. He could seamlessly write great articles on crime scenes, crime, courthouse drama, of New York and the Worlds Power Brokers, and just about anything. He was a natural storyteller, and with so much knowledge with an encyclopedic take of New York, in his later years Hamill was often featured as a speaker in television documentaries the great metropolis, its history, places, events, and characters, The Heartbeat of New York. We all know him for his books and thousands of magazine and newspaper articles, but if you have never seen Pete Hamill talk about New York, people, anything, do yourself a favor and seek these documentaries out. He had a wonderful voice, and he could besides penning a story, Hamill was great at telling (vocally) as well.

Yes we have lost another great one in Pete. I know it sounds cliche "we've lost another great," yes it may sound cliche, but it is as true as can be. When I look around, at such things as books, writings, music, entertainment, and the horrible crap they've (so-called musicians) been putting out the past 20 years or so, and the people we've lost over the years; Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., John Lennon, Dean Martin, Jimmy Breslin, and now Pete Hamill, the World is so less interesting. Sorry, but there just will never ever be any other entertainer like the great Frank Sinatra, there can't be, current generations just don't have the style or class to appreciate this type of greatness. If you have an entire generation listening to shitty crap rap music, and the so-called alternative rock, it proves right there that these people are completely devoid of good-taste. It so so sad, when we had all that great music (R&B, Pop, Standards, Rock n' Roll) in the 1960s and 70s, that there is so much crap out there today, and practically all the so-called music is so horrible (other than a very few exceptions), "I just don't get it?" Thank God for books, and Thank God for recordings so we don't have to listen to all the Shitty Music (except when your in retail shops) that's out there today, we can listen to the great stuff of the 1960s, 50s, and 70s, and not have to listen the shit they make today (Kanye, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, etc.), yes Thank God for recordings of the past. I feel sorry for the kids of today. We have R&B, Rock n' Roll, Dean Martin, and Sinatra, and we always have Pete. This great man has passed away, we are thankful that we had him (for 85 years). Pete Hamill has passed away, a very sad day, but his words and his legacy live on, "read him."

God Bless you Peter Hamill, and thank you for all you gave us. Rest in Peace, you live on in your written word.


DBZ







A DRINKING LIFE

Pete Hamill

A Memoir

"Read This" !






Pete Hamill with The Great Joe DiMaggio

and NT Daily News Cartoonist Bill Gallo





Pete Hamill at dinner with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


They once dated. Pete also dated Shirley McClain, 

and Linda Ronstadt







Two Great New York City Writers

One Italian, One Irish

Gay Talese and Pete Hamill






SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

Daniel Bellino Zwicke








Number 1 Bestseller Italian Cookbooks

   

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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Sunday Sauce is a Best Seller on Amazon.com .. SUNDAY SAUCE which is Published in Paperback and Kindle Editions has been Amazon's # 1 BEST SELLING ITLIAN COOKBOOK on Amazon Kindle for more than 3 Years. In that 3 Years, Sunday Sauce by Daniel Bellino Zwicke has spent more time than any other Italian Cookbooks in Top # 1 Slot on Amazon .. More than any Italian Cookbooks by LIDIA BASTIANICHMARIO BATALI , Giada DeLaurentiis ,  or any other ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR in the World ...

  SUNDAY SAUCE - When Italian Americans Cook is by far the # 1 Most Defining Cookbook on this great Italian-American subject. The subject of Italian-America's most Celebrated Dish : SUNDAY SAUCESUNDAY SAUCE (aka GRAVY ). The book has several recipes for this supreme dish, including : CLEMENZA 'S GODFATHER MOB WAR SAUCE , The SINATRA FAMILY 'S favorite recipe , and SUNDAY SAUCE alla BELLINO In addition to all the great recipes, including : Nonno Bellino's Shoemaker Chicken Scarpara , Mommy's STUFFED PEPPERS , how to Make a MEATBALL PARM and more, the book is filled with delightful stories of Italian-American Food , peoples, and culture. The stories are wonderful, and will make you fill as though you're in the kitchen with the author, his aunts and Grandma. Yes the book is quite a delight, and will give any who own a copy, years of inspiration and great joy. Basta la pasat, e che vediamo presto.    

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Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

with Cousin Joe Macari (L)

and Friend James Starace (R)

at Macari Vineyards

Summer 2017

   

Monday, May 11, 2020

Fire Every CEO in America Overpaid Athletes

 

Lebron James "Overpaid Pro Basket Ball Player"

He Makes 89 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR

36 MILLION DOLLAR Salary and 53 Million in Endorsements

"THIS IS OBSCENE, It's INSANE, and a SIN"

"HE is NOT Worth IT" Nobody is ! 6 Million isn't Enough LEBRON ?

He should make $6 Million Dollars a Year, and the other 83 MILLION Should go to the POOR and for HEALTH CARE . This would be the right thing to happen. No, you've got a bunch of idiots that pay over $100 for a Players Jersey that shouldn't cost more than $40, they'll pay $100, $200, $300 for tickets that shouldn't be more than $40 for the most expensive seat in the house. And why are all the seats so expensive, because people are morons and pay the price and because you have Professional Baseball, Basketball, and Football Players making 20 Million, 30 Million Dollar or more a year. "EVERYTHING is OUT of WHACK. It's TIME for a CORRECTION, Like there are CORRECTIONS on WALL STREET when a particular Stock is Over Valued, or the entire Stock Market is too High, natural Corrections take Place. It's time that we have to pay insane amounts of money for Concert Tickets that Cost 2, 3, 4,       5 Hundred Dollars and even much more, and the worst Crappy Nose Bleed Seats Cost in excess of $100 .. They just want to keep RIPPING PEOPLE OFF, and the people are DUMB Enough to Pay. It's Time all this Shit Changes. There needs to be a serious Correction of Grossly Overpaid CEOs, Pro Athletes and ROCK STARS make these obscen amounts of Money, when millions of Children are Starving and livng in Poverty all around the World, and many millions of people barely able to pay their Rent, put Food on the Table, purchase basic necessities, afford Health Insurance, and on and on. and we have people making Sinful, Insane amounts of money that they just don't deserve. When is this SHIT going to End. It has to, and baby just maybe, now is finally the time. I was quite happy when I heard that the owners of Professional Baseball Teams are thinking about paying the Grossly Overpaid Pro Baseball please a fraction of their salaries considering the Pandemic we are in, and that the Pro Teams like almost every, but not all businesses in the country are making a hell of a lot less are thier bottom lines. Please oh Please drastically cut any professional athlete who makes more than 4 Million Dollars a year, Please cut their salaries all of them. They are al Grossly Overpaid Prima Donnas who don't deserve anywhere near what they make. And who pays for? No the owners don't pay the salaries of these Grossly Overpaid Athletes, the fans do. People never bring this up, people are morons. Either that or they have their head in the sand.  

Jamie Diamond iike most CEOs is Grossly Overpaid

"CUT HIS SALARY. HE'S NOT WORth IT"

NOBODY IS

He makes

 

BOB IGOR is GROSSLY OVERPAID

"FUCKING CUT HIS SALARY"

He Makes FUCKING 47 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR

CUT His Salary to 6 MILLION a YEAR and Give 41 MILLION to The POOR 

And into a FUND For USA HEALth CARE "Anything but give him or Any CEO who makes more tha 6 Million a YEAR" It's a SIN. A Sin to Pay People these obscen amounts of Moeny when People are DYING because the don't have Health Insure. There's something wrong with this World When  thsese people Make such obscene amounts of money, yet there are so many 100s of Millions living in Poverty all around the world, go hungry and live ilike Paupers. "It's a SIN."

Hey, I've got nothing against people making Money, but what's wrong with making 3, 4, 5, o 6 Million Dollars a year, year after year, Six Million Dollars isn't enough for you Lebron, or grossly overpaid Mike Trout who makes 50 Million Dollars a year, that's a SIN. WHat is this World coming to?  

David Zaslave is FUCKING GFROSSLY OVERPAID

He FUCKING MAKES $129 MILLION DOLLARS a YAER

"THIS is a SIN"

WHAT is WRONG with THIS WORLD. 6 MILLION a Year WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH ?

GREED !!!

He Should be Paid 6 Million Dollars a Year and Put 123 MILLION a YEAR to HEALTH CARE & POOR "FEED The STARVING CHILDREN" !!! SAVE PEOPLE S LIVES, but NO you Have to GIVE GREEDY SOBs Like DAVID ZASLAV 129 MILLION a YEAR.  HE is NOT THat SMART. None of these CEOs are that Smart to Warrant the Disgustingly Obscene amounts of Money they make. TrUST ME, I've met many CEOs over the years and NOT EVEN one of them Impressed me. They are not really that smart. It's all the pople  under then that actually run and make the companies run

. All they have to do is make a few decisions hear and there that 1 out of 10 people living inAmerica could make. Almost all Doctors are far superior in Smarts than CEOs are. Probably half of the teachers in America are smarter than just about any CEO and half the teachers in America are capable of being a CEO, it's not that hard, it's all the People Under these GROSSLY OVERPAID CEOs that are doing all the work. The people under the CEO are running the Companies, not the CEOs, they should all be FIRED, and all CEO in AMerica eliminated. We don't need the.

 The Only CEOs who deserve the Money they make, are the CEOs who actually Created or Own the Business they run. People like Jeff Bezos who created Amazon, Bill Gates who created Microsoft, Ellon Musk who created Tesla, and CEOs like these guys who actually created the companies, they deserve the Money they make, but not any Grossly Overpaid CEO who was hired to run a company but did not create the company, these guys shouldn't make more than 6 Million a Year and even less. They don't deserve these obscene amounts of Money because they don't make the company run, all the epole below them make the company tick, not the CEOs. When are poeple going to Wise Up?Fire all the CEOs and let every company be run by everyone in the company MINUS teh Overpaid unimpressive CEOs. The 3, or 6 people directly under the CEOs should make all the decisons and GET RID of EVERY CEO in America. This would be the RIght Thing to Do. It would be the SMART THING to DO . WE DON'T NEED ONE DAM CEO in AMERICA, FIre theM ALL and let the TOP PEOPLE UNDER THEM Run the Company, and the Insane Amount of MONEY that Would have Gone to the CEO should go into HEALTH CARE, Education, and Feeding and Helping the Poor, not to people who are already rich and don't need another Single Dime, and could live Very Comfortable for the rest of their lives if they didn't make one more RED CENT in there entire lives, they already have so many MILLIONS.  

This GUY is a GROSSLY OVERPAID Athlete

His Name is MIKE TROUT and he makes a SINFUL 50 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR

CUT HIS SALARY to 6 MILLION a Year. "THAT"S a LOT of FUCKING MONEY" !

Give the other 44 MILLION DOLLARS to The POOR, to EDUCATION and HEALTH CARE

And not this GROSSLY OVERPAID PERSON

"DO THE right THING"

 

The SAME GOES FOR ROCK STARS

I LOVE the ROLLING STONES, but I had to Pay $200 for NOSE BLEED SEATS at MET LIFE STADIUM to SEE THEM This Past SUMMER. Those seats should not have been more than $15 all the way on top.

And the Best seats shouldn't be more than $75 "THAT WOULD BE RIGHT

When I was a teenager, my brother and I used to go to a lot of MET Games every year, and a Yankee game once in a while. We alsways bought box seats which were the Best and Most Expensive Seats in the house. Do you know how much the BEST SEATS in the house at SHEA STADIUM were? They were just $6. Yes I said $6 for the best most expensive seats in the house. When I became a young adult and was making teh median average income at the time, I was making $300 a week,. That was back in the mid to late 1970s. I used fo to ROCK Concerts to see the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brithers, and CrOSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG. Do you know how much the seats were? The seats were $8, $10, $12, and I never paid more than $16 for the top bands at the time. Now consider that the average median income since the late 70s to now, 40 year later has not gone up 20 Times like Major League Baseball Tickets, nor 10 Times like tickets to an NFL Football game, nor 30 Times, like major ROCK CONCERTS. No, the average median income in the USA hadonly gone up 2 1/2 times from $300 to a mere $700 in 40 Years, while Concert tickets increased 40 times, Pro Sorts tickets have increased 20 times, a Hershey Bar has gone up 5 times since the 70s,and a one way fare on The New York City Subway System has gone from .35 Cents in 1976 to $2.75 a ride, or 8 Times what it was 40 years ago, yet my salary has only gone up 2- 1/2 times. And don't even get me started on the cost of buying a House or renting an apartment. The RICH Get RICHER and the POOR get POORER. It's True Folks. Do you Think I'm a Communist? No, I'm Not. What I am is Rational, Smart, and I have common sense, and I know, things should be different. Lower the amount of Money that Overpaid Athletes and CEOs make, along with  what Rock Stars make, "they should make a lot less, but that I don't care about that much, because I've seen a lot of great musical entertainers when ticket prices were reasonable. I saw as I said, George Harrison, The rolling Stones, Al Green, Chuck Berry, The Allman Brothers Band, Tony Bennett, and the great Frank Sinatra 7 times, and I never paid more than $40 a ticket for good tickets to see Sinatra. I'd hate to think what Sinatra tickets would cost these days. And there's hardly any good musicians to see left any more, other than maybe Elton John and Joe Walsh. The music the past 20 years, basically 90% of it SUCKS. Almost every so-called musical artist suck, and the NOISE they make, "I Refuse to call it music. No Melody, structure, or Rhythm, just Garbage. "Thank God for Recordings, so I can listen to all the Great ROCK, R&B, TOP 40s Music, and great performers like SINATRA, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and the great Dean Martin. I can listen to all that great music and not the Shit they've been making for the past 20 Years. "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to MUSIC. It doesn't exist anymore. Only the good old stuff.   More on this tomorrow. Daniel