Two sets of rich dopes throwing money away

That is the NFL The two sides met for more than eight hours before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, the fifth day of mediation but the first since April 20. Neither side would elaborate on the discussions, citing the judge's confidentiality order. Michael Hausfeld, an attorney for the retired players who joined the antitrust lawsuit … Continue reading Two sets of rich dopes throwing money away

1 Game over 500 for the Red Sox

It's nice of the Red Sox to make my show more valuable: Fenway Park was not even half full when Adrian Gonzalez walked to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning last night. Raw, rainy weather and a six-run deficit against the Orioles had sent most of the fans scurrying for the streets. … Continue reading 1 Game over 500 for the Red Sox

Cain and Gingrich and two examples of tough answers

Today I saw two actions by political candidates that were examples of gutsy and important talk. First Newt Gingrich. He has really put his foot in his mouth this week on the Ryan plan but he has done something rather solid on a different issue: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he has sought God's … Continue reading Cain and Gingrich and two examples of tough answers

The most important line of this story out of Israel

...is likely a throw away line for this AP story about this Syrian who hitchhiked into Israel after slipping over the border but I think it needs to be repeated loudly: "I don't recognize anything about the state of Israel," he added. But I thought the Arabs were all about a two state solution? It … Continue reading The most important line of this story out of Israel

Racism or Stupidity?

Jim Nolte makes some good points in this piece, particularly this one: To Chris Matthews, Detroit equals a particular skin color; a failed city equals a skin color that’s not his own. Why? Detroit’s problems have nothing to do with race and everything to do with failed government. Matthews equating a failed city to a … Continue reading Racism or Stupidity?

An interesting argument on Gay Marriage…

Yesterday my youngest son received the sacrament of confirmation. In his homily Bishop McManus extorted the candidates to have the courage of their faith saying how hard it is to be a Catholic in the modern world. This is certainly true, it requires courage which is the root of most virtues. I couldn't help think … Continue reading An interesting argument on Gay Marriage…

But But I thought Obama had it in a walk? 59% and all that!

Here is a headline from the AP from yesterday afternoon: Obama tries to fire up frustrated supporters Frustrated, but yesterday morning the the media psy-ops told us he was looking good, yet this story says: Angling for a second term, President Barack Obama tried to fire up supporters Monday night, saying failure to get everything … Continue reading But But I thought Obama had it in a walk? 59% and all that!

Kloppenberg makes the case for judicial elections

Looking at the continuing recount in Wisconsin and the reactions of the Kloppenberg it is increasing clear that she doesn't have the temperament desired for the Judiciary and Wisconsin dodged a bullet here. I actually think this is a case FOR rather than against the election of judges. Elections reveal things about candidates and perhaps … Continue reading Kloppenberg makes the case for judicial elections