I think he should have just stuck with his I’m not a Rickey guy.

After Rob Neyer of ESPN, Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard, the mighty Deadspin, and a whole slew of bloggers who picked up our lead in questioning Simpson’s glaring omission of MLB’s all-time steals leader from his 2008 Ballot and created an online lynch mob …

Well, Corky wants to say that if he could do it again … he’d vote for Rickey.

Too little, too late in my book.

He also could have said: “Hey if Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Stan Musial, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson or Tom Seaver or any of the other fine candidates of the last 40 years didn’t get in with 100% of the vote what makes Rickey think he deserves that honor?”

Yeah Rickey deserves the vote but C’mon.

Via Baseball musings.

Noticed this at the Muqata:

According to PA law the presidency now automatically goes to the Speaker, but (Hamas) Speaker Aziz Dweik is currently in jail in Israel, making (Hamas) Gaza-based Deputy Speaker Ahmed Bahar next in line. Abu Mazeen is claiming he can extend his presidency for up to another year (he has been taking lessons from Ehud Olmert).

I don’t know if anything will come of this but with the UN now trying to bail Hamas out it will be interesting to see if this serves to blunt the impact of the French deal that Hamas rejected that was a PR win for Israel.

Update: Remind me to not hit save while running out the door, I meant to copy and paste one piece of the post and grabbed the whole thing. Just got back and noticed it now. My apologies to the muqata for snarfing his full post it was unintentional.

We mentioned yesterday how Little Green Footballs confirmed that a photo that was thought to be fake on the war was in fact real.

However this one is bull

And CNN which put it out there had to pull it. But didn’t acknowledge its falsehood and left the article that went up with it. No Correction.

Confederate Yankee points out significant:

It has also been determined that the videographer who filmed his brother’s “death” is the general manager of a company that hosts web sites for Hamas.

Dr. Gilbert was allowed into Gaza by the Israelis just 2 days ago to provide medical care. He was involved in faking war crimes less than 48 hours later.

Remember this next time you hear a reporter whining about access to Gaza.

How tough is the Job market?

I stopped by Mighty Subs after my job interview yesterday. He had a help wanted sign up.

It is a job at a sub shop, he pays ok but it a job at a sub shop.

He normally gets about 5 people from any kind of ad.

He has already had 31 people from former car dealers to prep chefs.

The real clue actually came a few months ago, my oldest son was laid off after two years at leominster News back in July. He has failed to get another . He finally had an interview at a local supermarket (Hannafords).

He was called in for a 2nd interview. A second interview for a Supermarket!

That’s how bad it is.

Did I just hear Pat Buchanan say on Morning Joe that the reason there is no peace is that there is not a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital?

Yup land for Peace has worked REALLY well hasn’t it?

6:41 a.m. Joe asked Pat why the international community never reacts before Israel has to strike? Pat is ducking dodging and weaving.

6:42 a.m. “Would prime minister Buchanan go after Hamas?” I would go in but chase like Pancho Villa. Accuses Israel of operating a penal camp.

6:45 a.m. How does Israel get the UN to intervene before they have to go in? Nobody wants to answer, because it is impossible.

Well my subscription to Big Finish’s Doctor Who series has run out. The Timing is pretty bad because there are some really cool things coming up.

First there there is the 3 part Key to Time 2 series featuring the 5th doctor.

Next there is The companion chronicles mini series featuring Polly, The Brigadier and Thomas Brewster in his stolen Tardis. (Takes place between Haunting of Thomas Brewster and The Boy That Time Forgot). These will be 10 minute episodes starting in April at the end of the regular Cd’s.

Lastly a one shot called An Earthly child as the subscription bonus in December Featuring Paul McGann as the 8th doctor and Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman. No word on if it is an adaption of the novel.

If I’m very lucky I’ll have a job fast and be able to restart my sub right away. If not then before April so I can subscribe to get the 2nd section.

Otherwise it’s Mike’s comics as funds permit. Their blog is here.

It looks like a few days after the blogisphere. Morning Joe has discovered Sarah Palin’s Interview available all over the conservative net:

It looks very much like it will not be a friendly reaction, but once they finally finish with college football we will see.

6:10 a.m. They seem to be making some grudging agreement to start.

6:14 a.m. They play the quote concerning Caroline Kennedy. They comment correctly that she is getting some critical coverage.

7:15 a.m. So much for the grudging agreement now she is a whiner.

7:20 a.m. Norah O’Donnell gives a “yes but” over the “going after the family” business. Suggests she asked for it. Would love to see what the Reclusive Leftist would say to that kind of sentiment.

8:15 a.m. You just knew that if Palin was going to be attacked that Peggy Noonan was going to be on the show today. Its a wonder that Kathleen Parker was invited as well.

8:41 a.m. Apparently according to Susie Orman Gov Palin is not “mature enough” to not fight back. Watch for the UN to try to impose her as the new PM of Israel ASAP

8:55 a.m. Orman manages one last dig in what we learned today. I feel much better about missing her own show on a regular basis.

The saying goes you can indict an ham sandwich.

Apparently in Illinois that must not be true:

A federal judge on Monday gave prosecutors an additional three months to obtain a corruption indictment against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the complexity of the case against him makes it “unreasonable” to expect the indictment sooner.

Via Don Surber, but in fairness Governor Blagojevich isn’t a ham sandwich, he is one of Illinois greatest governors.