U.S. Airman Surprises Son During Middle of Football Game (Video)

I L-O-V-E love videos like this. You can find more like it at WelcomeHomeBlog.com. In this one, I love the reaction of the son as his Dad takes off the helmet during a meeting on the football field.

Welcome home Master Sgt Martell! Thank you for everything you do for us and most importantly God bless all of our troops each and every day.

(H/T ThePostGame & Hot Air)

Tweet of The Day – Laura Ingraham on Harry Reid’s Government Shutdown

Via Twitchy, well said.

Why Vin Scully is Still The Best Baseball Announcer (Video)

Here, Vin Scully, who announces for the LA Dodgers, pays tribute to long time Colorado Rockie Todd Helton who’s hanging up his cleats after this season.

Saturday Night Live Mocks ObamaCare (Video)

If you didn’t see this on Saturday Night, enjoy!

Via The Washington Examiner

On “Saturday Night Live,” many viewers were likely surprised to see a politically themed skit mocking Obamacare.

The actor playing Obama was featured in a mock press conference touting the benefits of Obamacare and asking a man and his son to tell the audience how great it was.

“Wow! I am so relieved that my dumb, lazy, good-for-nothing son has full health coverage,” the dad said. “We kept telling him, ‘Hey, idiot, have you to get a job to earn health care,’ but Mr. Obama here, he made sure that my son will never have to lift a finger to get insurance.”

How to Make ObamaCare Obsolete


Great read at American Thinker from Paul Shlichta on how the GOP is falling into a trap over ObamaCare from the Democrats. Paul has some solutions for the GOP on how to get out of it. Click this link to read it.

(H/T Anna)

Exit Sandman at Yankee Stadium (Video)

Classy move by the Yankees last night for Mariano Rivera’s last appearance at Yankee Stadium in New York. Nice to see one of the class acts in baseball go out like this.

Via NJ.com

The final act of 2013 was dramatic, if not theatrical.

In fact, the choreography was flawless — even here and now, for a team going nowhere, for a game without meaning, for a season without pity.

But in one simple gesture, Joe Girardi managed to gather 48,675 participants around the fading embers of a glorious era, somehow giving a season of gloom a lasting glow, and the Yankees manager never even had to leave the dugout.

If you saw it, you’ll never forget it. And if history is an honest arbiter, it will become a Yankees keepsake that belongs as much to the man who conceived it as the legend it was intended to honor.

Think about it: This was probably the ceremonial duty that any manager would never willingly abrogate in a professional career — because it was too important, too historic, and too relevant even to his own life.

But Girardi instinctively felt that the belonged to someone else. So the decision he made in the season’s final home game last night — dispatching two pairs of very broad shoulders belonging to Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, just to shepherd Mariano Rivera from the Yankee Stadium mound for the final time in his illustrious career — said as much about the manager as it did the closer.

So long, Mariano. Thank you for being one of the good guys. Like the announcer said, you’re going to be one tough act to follow. See you in 5 years in Cooperstown!

Tweet of the Day – Robert Griffin III

Well said RGIII!