I have never seen a bench play so well. This team has turned around the game in the 4th with 1 starter and 4 bench players.

Tony Allen, Nate Robinson, Wallace and Big Baby are just playing incredible.

We may win this game/series we may not, but it won’t be the fault of this bench and if we do win these guys deserve the credit.

LA seems to have no solution to this defense.

Update: I wrote the above midway through the 4th. Magic Johnson said pretty much the same thing in the post game on Sportscenter.

…it is because of stories like this:

A fifth of nurses interviewed by researchers admitted that they had been involved in the euthanasia of a patient based on the “assumption” they would want to die. Nearly half of the nurses – 120 of 248 – admitted they had taken part in “terminations without request or consent”.

Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002. It accounts for two per cent of all deaths annually. The law states that patient consent must be given and that doctors must carry out the procedure. But the study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that the rules are routinely flouted and shows how doctors often delegate the administering of fatal drugs to nurses.

You know that old Hippocratic oath had something to it. If you work under the assumption that the job is to preserve life and always err on the side of life you don’t get this type of thing, but once the attitude changes and the idea of cost take precedence the equation changes.

This is the result of a post Christian Europe and it is on its way here. It will not take one year or even 5, but by the time many of those who supported this health care plan become old enough to need this care, they may find that they ended up voting for their own end. In fact you have candidates openly stating this type of stuff today.

…and pretend that nothing is wrong thinks like this happen:

But Medina, whose real name is Andrea Fuentealba Valbak, didn’t get to sing more than a few notes before a hail of eggs began to rain down upon the stage. The perpetrators, reports tabloid B.T., were a gang of between 10 and 20 youngsters between the ages of 14 and 17 all ‘with an immigrant background’.

Their reason for attacking the songstress? Apart from taking exception to Medina’s hot pants and sexually suggestive song lyrics, it appears that the gang were provoked by the singer’s stage name which is also coincidentally the name of the second holiest city in Islam and the burial place of the Prophet Mohammed.

With the backing of most of the 3,000 strong audience, Medina ripped into the trouble-makers and told them that their behaviour was disrupting the concert for everyone else. But the strain took its toll, and the pop star ended up leaving the stage in tears.

They are referred to as “youths”, but in the end the Danes who choose not to rock the boat when stuff like this started to happen now better get used to stuff like this, because if something doesn’t change fast Denmark will be just one of many countries living under Islamic law.

And when that happens BTW we won’t have to worry about an Islamic Iran with a bomb, we will have to worry about an Islamic France and England with the bomb.

Apparently it all depends on what is being paid for.

When it is welfare and other social programs that the left likes it is “Government” paying for it.

But if it is something unpopular like say the oil spill, then it becomes the taxpayer money.

This is not a comment on how it should be paid for but it’s an interesting contrast as to when the media decides the money belongs to us isn’t it?

Personally I’m delighted that the left has discovered the source of government funding and hope they can remember it in the future.

lately because as has been noted in slate no feminist has had much to say about all these successful GOP women:

I’m not surprised that the only primary race to be noted by Feministing is Kamala Harris’ victory in the Democratic race for California attorney general or that the comments on a straightforward who’s-who post at Jezebel are full of bile regarding Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman. But it is disappointing that many liberal women don’t even seem to want the GOP to have strong female candidates. As Sara Libby wrote in Slate yesterday, “Do you still cheer if the ceiling is crashed by two conservative businesswomen?” To answer a question with a question, why not? (Especially in a primary.)

And the amazing think is it extends beyond the base races:

Nor are these high-profile victories the only signs that this is a conservative woman’s moment. Earlier, Susanna Martinez overcame a spending disadvantage to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination in New Mexico; if victorious in November, she will join Marco Rubio as a rising Hispanic star on the national stage. Anna Little, mayor of Highlands in Monmouth County, leads for the GOP nomination in New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District; Little had the backing of tea-party activists, Faith and Freedom Coalition (which I founded last year), and Building a New Majority, a New Jersey group focused on ground game and turnout. Little’s margin stands at only 65 votes, so there may be a recount, but if she holds on, she will face Frank Pallone Jr., one of the most liberal members of Congress, in the fall.

National review gives the answer without realizing it:

One of the clear winners yesterday was Sarah Palin. The liberal media wrote her obituary after the 2008 elections, but she has emerged as one of the most influential political figures in the country. Not every candidate she has endorsed this year has won, but her support played a critical role in validating the candidacies of Nikki Haley and Carly Fiorina.

If it highlights Palin that is a step too far for the “sisterhood”. Of course if it was truly a “sisterhood” of women then they would be objecting to the implant stories.

Drew Carey they’re not:

Update: Stacy makes a simple point, if nothing else it does produce hits.

…what the story of that boom company in Maine reminded me of:

He’s already had a representative from BP visit his factory and inspect his product. The governor of Maine, John Baldacci, visited the facility and made a video plea to no one in particular to close the deal. Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins wrote a letter on May 21 to the secretary of the Interior, the administrator of NOAA, and the commandant of the Coast Guard to alert them to the existence of Packgen, their supply of boom, and their demonstrated capacity to make more.

Of course there is a lack of communication

Remember, Jindal was demanding millions of feet of boom just a week or so after the rig exploded and, as of May 24, was still millions of feet short.

And then I thought of this post at DaScienceGuy’s blog:

It is clear that it isn’t going to get fixed quickly. So let’s triage. If I were in charge I would get some folks moving on cleanup and keeping the oil away from the shore right now. Without delay. Throw lots of resources at that.

Second, get some guys fixing the leak. The right guys. Quit interviewing them, quit dragging them up to DC for questions. Just let them work…..

That post was 12 days ago.

Perhaps the media was not the only group that figured they could use this disaster to their advantage and waited?