Okay, now that I have your attention… There is no joke I just thought I’d recap some of the news from the last couple months.

I guess the biggest thing is the gas prices. Since Obama took office a mere 40 months ago gas prices have climbed $2.20. That’s right kids, gas was a paltry $1.79 when we inaugurated our current president. Of course he is not to blame. He says it’s because of the speculators on Wall Street causing the prices to skyrocket. Pull my left leg, it plays Jingle Bells. Obama is also a hypocrite. In a time when he tells the American people to tighten their belts to save and they might not be able to travel like they wanted to, he has taken more vacations than any other president in history.  I will give Obama credit though. He was able to do something in less than 100 days that GW Bush couldn’t do in 8 years. What is that you ask? Triple the deficit… Some call November time for a change, I call it, “The end of an error…”

Ben Roethlisberger is in the news in the NFL off-season and for once it’s not for crashing his motor cycle or being accused of improper contact with a female while drunk. He is embarking on a trip in June he says will hopefully hone his senses for the upcoming season; he’s going to Scotland and Ireland to golf.  “It’s going to be pretty hardcore,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ll be playing something like 12 courses in 10 days and they are some of the best courses you can find. I’m going to K Club, St. Andrews and a bunch of others.” Of the 12 courses, several have hosted either the British Open or European Tour events. “Golf is such a mental challenge, and as frustrating as it can be sometimes, it can definitely make you stronger,” said Roethlisberger, who passed for 4,077 yards last season. “Playing some great courses in a setting like Ireland and Scotland will be pretty awesome, but it is also a great way to keep your mind sharp.” Well, we’ll see how this summer abroad either helps or hurts the Pittsburgh signal caller. Maybe he should take James Harrison with him when he wants to play through.

Today is an unusual one in the “Burgh. Both the Penguins and the Pirates are playing Philadelphia today. The Bucco’s dropped the home opener to the Philly’s the other day 1-0, while the Penguins beat the Flyers 5-2. Today marks the end of the Penguins regular season and the Pirates will play game 2 of the 2012 season. The Pens are the 4th seed in the playoffs so they are there. The Pirates are trying to end a 19 season slide of being the worst team in Baseball. Hopefully skipper Clint Hurdle can right the sinking ship and help the Pirates raise the Jolly Roger while Dan Balsyma can help the Pens Snob their way to yet another Stanley Cup. Seeing as how they are the most conceded team in the NHL according to Rangers coach John Tortorella, who incidentally was fined $20,000 for running his mouth. He has a lot of room to talk. Hell the Rangers are the most over rated, under talented team. I mean even Winnipeg has more talent then the Rangers.  Let’s go guys. Hopefully we can remind Philadelphia why they hate coming here by handing them a loss in 2 sports today.

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the Bunny… BUSTER!! No!”

Well, tomorrow is Easter. We will make it here at our house with an Easter Egg hunt with Molly in the morning then Church. Then we will gorge ourselves on Ham and all the trimmings followed by a nice huge belch. While Easter is a time most of us look forward to getting together with family and friends to eat and drink and talk and catch up, we should truly remember what it is really all about. Now keep in mind that I am no religious zealot but I do believe we should keep the true meaning of the day in our hearts as well. Easter is the day we remember and celebrate Jesus’ rising from the dead and ascending into heaven. It is more than a day of eating candy and ham. However you celebrate the day, please remember what tomorrow is truly about. Every year for Easter when I was growing up, my mom would make us new outfits right down to bow ties. We would don our new duds, pile into the family car for the sojourn to church and smile as everyone told us how nice we all looked. I searched high and low and couldn’t find a picture of my brothers and I dressed in our Easter best. It was a memory I will always have and cherish. I wish all of you a great Easter and please, do me one favor… Keep your dog inside until the Easter Bunny leaves.

Happy Easter Everyone from ATCMC!!