Archive for September, 2008

Couric-Palin: The director’s cut

September 30, 2008

Brown v Board of Education, Plessy v Ferguson, Falwell v Flynt.

It seems Gov. Palin wasn’t paying attention in her 10th-grade Civics class. CBS News, by not airing that clip, isn’t keeping up with its tradition as being a pinko commie leftist socialist network.

Latest Palin Gaffe: Can’t Name Supreme Court Case Other Than Roe V. Wade

Dan Rather is rolling in his grave.

Wait, he’s still alive? I need more coffee.

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Cheney’s invisible hand strikes again

September 19, 2008

Just when you thought he’d retreated to his permanent “undisclosed location,” our favorite neocon strikes again.

“The Bush administration sketched out a multi-faceted effort on Friday to confront the worst U.S. financial crisis in decades, outlining a program that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to buy up bad mortgages and other toxic debt. Relief washed over Wall Street with a surge of buying.

“The administration is asking Congress to give it sweeping new powers to execute the plan. ”

Torturing suspects, starting wars for profit, ignoring subpoenas, refusing to testify, claiming executive privilege, hiding documents, e-mails, memos, faxes….

Hasn’t this guy done enough? No matter who wins the election, Jan. 20, 2009 can’t get here quick enough.

Can these ladies moderate the debates?

September 12, 2008

I’m not a fan of The View (something about my having boy parts and a day job), but the ladies did a great job today with their interview of Sen. McCain. If anything, the media assigned to the campaigns and White House could get some pointers from them. No softball questions here. Even Elisabeth Hasselbeck stepped to the plate — after telling the old man she had his vote, of course.

In other obvious news, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning.

I no like Ike

September 10, 2008

Hurricane Eisenhower is beating a path to Texas. I found a cool interactive map on chron.com that shows the various paths it may take once it hits land.

Just about all of them have part of it ending up in North Texas. Should be a fun weekend.

Remember Mark McGwire?

September 9, 2008

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has an excellent column on the 10th anniversary of McGwire’s (then record-breaking) 62nd home run, which came of his (alleged) steroid-enhanced bat 10 years ago.

Aside from its failure to share TV revenues fairly, baseball’s turning a blind eye to the “steroid era” is the worst thing that’s happened to the game since the 1981 players’ strike and 1994 owners’ lockout.

Long-time Royals fans will remember that the summer of ’94 was the last great run for your boys in blue. After running off a 10-game win streak that August, baseball was shut down for the rest of the year. And we began using the words “big market,” “haves,” and “have nots” in our sports vocabulary.

But steroids brought the fans back. In most cities, anyway. They still haven’t returned to Kansas City or Pittsburgh, and were they ever in Miami? Chicks dug the longball.

Sure, the Royals were owned by a trust for most of the late 90s and early 00s, and poor management and drafts also hurt, but a lack of big hitters and big payrolls changed the game in K.C., likely forever.

Sorry to ramble here, but all this recalling of 1998 kind of struck a nerve. Mark McGwire should be ashamed of himself. The Maris family still wants its single-season home run record back. I say we give it to them.