Will lightly blog morning joe while fixing the ipod and getting ready for the Carpenter.

7:06 a.m. Story one is Georgetown. Tim Kaine is first.

7:08 a.m. Kaine dodges it but then Johnathan confirmed that it was requested.

7:11 a.m. Rationalizing the veterans “threat”.

7:13 a.m. He is not hesitant about Coleman backing down, some things are more important than others.

7:37 a.m. Oh local news? Such as not reporting on 1000+ people protesting on the Boston Common? Good thing we have that Boston Globe eh?

7:39 a.m. Would you pay for the NYT online? I wouldn’t.

8:02 a.m. I wonder if they reviewed Levin’s book?

8:09 a.m. Actually we are paying for Carter letting the Islamists in.

8:11 a.m. Castro is a bridge too far for Matthews. Matthews thinks the cold war was a good war. He is going on about Castro is the bad guy.

8:12 a.m. The NYT trying to defend Castro and the cold war. Matthews is defending Reagan. Am I actually awake?

8:20 a.m. Hitchens had himself waterboarded so he can speak with some authority on this.

8:26 a.m. His big worry is an attack pulled off by an ex-gitmo person.

…was I missed Tim Wakefield’s near no-no.

That complete game by Wakefield was just what the bullpen needed. The value of a knuckle ball pitcher who can eat innings can’t be overstated. And Wakefield has been doing this for the Sox for 15 years through two world series rings. And lets not forget his importance during the 2004 Yankees playoff series.

This article says it best:

Not only was his team reeling from its worst eight-game start in 13 years, but he had just hours earlier milked 11 innings out of his bullpen and had to put Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list. The pitcher who was coming from Triple-A to take Matsuzaka’s spot was traveling all the way from Rochester, with no chance of arriving in Oakland by the start of the game.

So the Red Sox manager was somewhat heartened when Tim Wakefield stopped by his office with a message.

“He poked his head in the door, one of the few moments it was open, and he said ‘I understand my responsibility,'” Francona said. “And it wasn’t flippant. He meant it. Boy, did he ever.”

Just a few hours later, Wakefield had carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, settling for a complete game 8-2 victory over the A’s.

This is Pete Rose class stuff without the gambling. Who would not want this man on their team?

One thing that I think a lot of us are forgetting is this.

We (collectively) as a nation voted for president Obama.

We (collectively) as individual states voted for the people in the senate

We (collectively) as people in individuual congressional districts voted for our congressmen.

And particularly in Massachusetts we collectively have voted time and time again for the same group of democrats time and time again.

Unlike 1773 when we had taxation without representation we have representation and we still have done this to ourselves. Our founding fathers would be ashamed.

As I have said over and over again we always get the government we deserve, if the protests of yesterday are to achieve anything we need to follow up with candidates who will support fiscal responsibility.

We need to vote for them and support them politically and we need to put the fear of God into our reps who have time and time again forgotten who they work for.

If we neglect this then yesterday will simply have been a nice day at the common.

It’s our choice, what will it be?

Microsoft has confirmed what had already been hinted at. They will offer downgrade licenses for Windows 7 to go back to XP:

Users can downgrade to Windows XP and Windows Vista from Windows 7 via OEMs for 6 months after Windows 7 General Availability. For customers and businesses running Windows XP, Microsoft still recommends an upgrade to Windows Vista before moving onto upgrading Windows 7. If the user needs to run Windows XP Professional on new PCs and if they are running Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate already, they have the automatic right to downgrade to a previous version of Windows for the life of that PC and the downgrade media may be obtained by an OEM for Windows XP for the service life of that PC (OEMs can choose to provide downgrade media).

The direct actual post is here.

I don’t care what they say it doesn’t give inspiration for the new OS when before it comes out the topic is downgrading.

I don’t have a problem with the president giving an economic talk at a Catholic University, it was certainly not inappropriate for Georgetown to welcome him for his speech but I do object to this:

Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”–symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.

National Review is not impressed.

What was that verse?

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.Matt 10:32-33

You know the more I read about Catholic Colleges the better Fitchburg State keeps looking.

Update: There can be only one!

Update 2: Don Surber notices and more importantly (Sorry Don) does Drudge.

Update 3: The Green Room notices and asks…

Imagine if Obama were to give a speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, DC. Would members of that community approve the covering of the Shahada?

They are talking a bit on tea parties

7:08 a.m. Suddenly Bernie Goldberg is quotable on MSNBC.

7:12 a.m. “I don’t think he hates America, I just think he’s wrong.”

7:14 a.m. “We weren’t against wasting money for the past 7 years but now it’s ok.” I’ll say the same thing I said at the tea party yesterday. I think this is a lot like Roosevelt, I think he let a lot of things through to assure support for the war.

7:20 a.m. Napotaliano will be on this show that should be interesting

7:21 a.m. Andrea Mitchel is on, lucky for me I haven’t eaten yet.

7:24 a.m. Mexico should not be a poor nation, they have resources and a ton of advantages, if the country wasn’t so corrupt it could be as successful as the US.

7:25 a.m. I will hold my angry Napolitano post till after this interview. Joe asks about the report.

7:26 a.m. Apparently we are misreading the report we don’t want to infringe on anyone’s rights. I don’t see any retraction concerning troops, she brings up McVey says she has vets in her department. It sounds a lot like …”Hey some of my best friends are…”

7:28 a.m. Apparently there were conditions on this interview, Joe and Mika doesn’t like it.

7:31 a.m. “A 19 year old kid being shot at in Bagdad is going to be thinking that his government doesn’t trust him.”

7:46 a.m. 10 10 10 that = 30

8:03 a.m. Mika throws in a dig about being allowed to ask only one question on that subject.

8:07 a.m. An appropriate cover considering the Tea Party stuff

8:22 a.m. King ducks the Coleman question but on Napolitano, noted that she didn’t want to use the word terrorist about Al-Queda but was willing to use the term for abortion opponents and troops.

8:24 a.m. He gives props to the Democratic chairman for calling her on it. And we should give him props.

8:25 a.m. “She has never put out a report saying looking out for Mosques.”

8:31 a.m. In case you wonder why I watch Morning Joe this is why, it is the voice crying out in the wilderness of MSNBC.

8:32 a.m. Too bad they didn’t have that shot when we had the protest yesterday, or maybe they did and I was in the traffic jam on the way. (nasty traffic on the way to Boston Yesterday)

8:38 a.m. Stiglitz goes after treasury and points out the robbery of all this.

8:49 a.m. Kathie Lee talks about Courtney’s ovulation. Mika is cracking up.

8:59 a.m. What has Joe learned today? Who is ovulating.