I Can’t see how you can pick a winner to the game tonight between Japan & Korea.

They have already played each other in the tourney 4 games and split them. Japan seems the superior team but Korea keeps rising to the occasion.

If I have to pick one I’ll say Japan but if Korea wins it will be no surprise to anyone.

Oh and I think it was rather disgraceful for the announcers last night to be going on about how the US manager priority isn’t winning. It’s an insult to Japan and sounds like sour grapes. What however is a bigger disgrace is they were likely right.

…it doesn’t absolve the voter’s responsibility:

Hello, children, you elected this guy. Take some responsibility!

No, don’t go complaining the people did that. You did it. Obama is your man, your hero. You never vetted, never examined him in any depth at all, even though the candidate had hardly any experience other than running for office. (Oh, yes, he was a “community organizer.” So was I, in a sense. You want to elect me?)

He notes the rats jumping ship after only two months

But what we have instead is an orgy of finger-pointing. The four New York Times columnists referenced in the Politico article above are simultaneously ganging up on the man they thought, only eight weeks ago, was a combination of the cat’s meow and the bee’s knees. Nary a word of self criticism in their attacks. No surprise there – and don’t expect it in the future, any more than you will get an honest apologia from Messrs Frank and Dodd over Fannie and Freddie. Just like the politicians, these columnists are men and women (Dowd) who are concerned first and foremost about their jobs and power. They won’t do anything to jeopardize that. They’ve had that power for a long time, thinking it was permanent; but now that they see it might not be, they are holding on to it for dear life. Their jumping off the Obama bandwagon so early is a sign of what deep trouble he is in. And they desperately don’t want to be blamed for it.

But they will be blamed – by us and by other people. They deserve to be. Their day is over.

I have to disagree at this point. If it was even 10 years ago you might be able to make this argument but today we have the internet, and blogs, and fox news and people online who will not only fact check you but will have loud debates over who is saying what. If somebody barfs in bolivia you can’t hide it from the net.

Yet we the people with a vast amount of information at our fingertips. More info than the most powerful kings of yore or of FDR or even Reagan just 30 years ago, choose to watch youtube videos, play pogo or look for hot chicks online, play fantasy baseball or World of Warcraft. Plenty of vetting information not filtered by the press was out there for the people, they either choose to ignore it, discount it or most likely not bother to view it.

The press didn’t do their job in the last election that much is clear but did regular Americans. I can respect a person who knew this stuff but decided either his positions or their agenda was better served by candidate Obama vs candidate McCain, but I have little respect for those who didn’t even bother to check. They had access to all the stuff Roger is talking about but it just wasn’t important enough to check.

Like I always said we get the government we deserve.

…but he had some interesting opinions on the WBC.

The organizers of the Classic decided that the three countries in the first three spots of world baseball shall play it out in San Diego, including Cuba arbitrarily in the Asian group despite the fact that we are definitely in the Caribbean.

He being a communist dictator begins with a lie. Blaming the pool for making them face the Asian teams in the 2nd round. They are out to get Cuba. This is a bit disingenuous as on paper their pool was the 2nd easiest to advance from. (Only pool 1 with China & Taiwan was easier). South Africa was a pushover but Australia rose above expectations. If it wasn’t for a pinch home run in the 8th Cuba might have played an elimination game with Mexico in round one…

I doubt that any team from the West can defeat Japan and Korea in the group of competitors who will be playing in Los Angeles in the next three days.

In this case events have proven him right they have played excellent ball and have also been almost injury free. The only teams that were able to cope with them have been each other.

Go ahead and read the rest if your stomach can take it, bottom line. World is out to get Cuba and our young team need to look at the innovations of Japan.

…because of the asthma combined with pneumonia my oldest is sleeping on the den couch. MSNBC is channel 53 in these parts. Under the Comcast plan it is a free channel if you have a cable box, as I have only one I can’t put on the show without waking him. Since he’s sick I’m letting him sleep so until he is up Morning Joe blogging is either delayed or on hold.

Yes I could rent an extra cable box for only a few dollars a month, and I could get a dvr box for only a few dollars a month, and I could get a cell plan for a few dollars a months etc etc etc. When you add up all those few dollars a month they add up to more than a few dollars when I’m not working and even when I am.

I’d just as soon have the money to pay the bills in thin times and to use for things I really want in thick ones.

I fell asleep in the 3rd inning but was up long enough to see Korea’s first two innings and the pummeling that Hugo’s boys took to start the game. It was 7-1 when I hit the sack and Korea ended up winning 10-2.

Korea now goes to face the winner of tonight’s Japan/USA semi final.

From everything I’ve seen in this tournament Japan should win this game, they have had timely hitting and great pitching and the only team that has given them any trouble has been their arch rival Korea. The US on the other hand has lost to Venezuela twice and Puerto Rico by mercy. There is one ace in the hole for the US team.

Japan is starting Daisuke Matsuzaka for the game against the US. He has now pitched two seasons in the majors for the Red Sox helping us to our second World series title in 4 years. The US team has seen this guy and that might be the edge necessary to win the day. Much better to start a pitcher that hasn’t been seen to slow the team down.

Anyway If I have to make a prediction I’d say it will be an all Asian final.

Some general thoughts for the last few days.

First when you are sick it is amazing how little the vagaries of the political world matter. When you are lying in bed with fever you don’t care what joke the president cracked or no.

That being said if President Bush had said that…etc etc etc.

Is it just me or it it almost becoming a cliché to say those words “if George Bush had done that”, it’s pretty sad that this is the case only two months into a presidency.

And slate is still doing Bushisms. They just can’t help themselves. Hot Air is answering with their Obamateurism of the day.

I actually thought that the Comedy Central show “That’s my Bush” was actually kinda funny. think it’s safe to say we won’t see a comedy central show called Obama & Mama about a president dealing with his mother-in-law living in the White house. The concept of a mother-in-law comedy in the White house does have possibilities but it would never happen.

This won’t be our first post racial president until we can laugh at him like any other president.

Then again I don’t recall laughing at the president being normal until Nixon. In fact other than Carter and Bush #1 every president from Nixon on has been the butt of public jokes. That is a real change in my mind or maybe I am whitewashing history.

In my opinion Ezra Klein’s attack on Ann Althouse is dishonorable.

It’s hard to remember sometimes that only 4% of president Obama’s first term is done. There is still a lot of time for him to make things work out.

Then again after calling for Imus to be fired for insensitivity his special Olympics joke was really stupid. Not so much the joke which was kinda lame but that the President cracked it. Where was the teleprompter when you need it. Wasting its time blogging!

Of course he could have said it was candlepin bowling. That takes real skill. There has never been a perfect game in Candlepin Bowling.

And can someone tell me how a protest of 25 people at AIG make the top of Yahoo news while 3000 “tea party” protesters don’t warrant a mention?

Bert Blyleven and his Dutch team have done the sport of baseball a great service. All baseball fans should be very grateful…

Unless you are from the Dominican Republic.

This by the way is the first time that a Cuban baseball team didn’t make the semi’s of a tournament in 50 years, I’m heartbroken.

Is it just me or is there just nothing worth going to the movies to see anymore? I haven’t been excited about a movie since the LOTR trilogy.

And I still can’t believe they cut out the death of Saruman from the theatrical release. Buy the extended version instead.

Rich’s comic blog is nearing the end of his Doctor Who strip that has run 210 pages so far since march of 2007. If you are even the least bit of a doctor who fan and you haven’t already checked it out you are missing something wonderful.

I sure hope there will be an actual physical comic, I would very much like to buy it.

I have not checked for Dr. Who Audio’s on ebay now for several weeks, April 12th can’t come fast enough for me.

Eventually the normal business cycle will turn and the country will be back on its feet again. The only question is when it will happen and who will be in a position to take credit for it when it does.

And it would be nice if Catholic Colleges can have pro-life rather than pro abortion speakers at their commencements.

And those quarter sovereigns that I picked up at £47.50 (or 47.10s if you want to go old style) are now selling direct from the royal mint at £67.50 That is a £20 increase in under 3 months. I hope you followed my advice way back when and picked some up.

Oh and they make that Darwin coin in gold too. Price £625.

The Marxists, and Answer are still protesting the war. Gotta do something to keep that bankroll full.

And Gateway Pundit has more pictures from his tour of Spain and Morocco amidst his political blogging. They are really something. Just keep scrolling down.

And finally before I hit the sack and get rested up for tomorrow I want to thank one of my favorite fellows of the left Mike for his good wishes during my illness. If you haven’t figured out that good friends come from left right and center then you spend too much time on the web and are too angry to enjoy real life.

Our family had planned a large combined birthday dinner for my wife and my Aunt (she turns 88 tomorrow) for Thursday but due to various sicknesses in the family we had to reschedule to tomorrow. So instead the 4 of us went to the newly opened Texas Road House in Leominster… Continue reading “Resturant Review: Texas Road House”