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Archive for February 21st, 2006

Today’s Lesson for Red Sox Fans: Counting

Posted by Mike on February 21, 2006


For the first time in your lives Red Sox fans, you know what those shiny things on Mr. Steinbrenner’s fingers are. They’re called World Series rings. You get one of those when you win the World Series. Please notice that Mr. Steinbrenner is wearing World Series ringS. That “S” is to indicate the plural of “ring”. You see, Yankee fans under the age of 88 have experienced more than one World Series victory and unlike you, we look forward to several more.

For the record, Mr. Steinbrenner could not wear all of his World Series rings because that would be quite a workout. You see, he has four others at home.

Oh yes, the lesson.

Yankees———– Red Sox

1923—————–1903
1927—————–1912
1928—————–1915
1932—————–1916
1936—————–1918
1937—————–2004
1938
1939
1941
1943
1947
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1956
1958
1961
1962
1977
1978
1996
1998
1999
2000

Which side has more? I can’t really see. Mr. Steinbrenner’s bling bling is blinding. Oh yeah, it won’t take us 86 years to win another one. Enjoy the season.

Thanks to Newsday for the photo

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Governor Rendell to Veto Voter ID Requirement

Posted by Mike on February 21, 2006

Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) says he will veto legislation requiring voters to prove that they are who they say they are before they can vote. Why is it always Democrats who oppose requiring people to prove that they are who they say they are before they can vote? When it comes to voter fraud, it is not both parties who do it. I’m still waiting for that Republican opposition to requiring voter ID at the polls.

Remember this story the next time you hear a Democrat whining about fraud after losing an election.

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The Mind of a Liberal, European Feminist

Posted by Mike on February 21, 2006

I recently ate lunch at a pub near my workplace which I refer to as my “secure undisclosed location” and struck up a conversation with the bartender. Little did I know I would treated to a peep show into the mind of a European leftist. Two things struck me as odd. First, the liberal habit of adopting inaccurate and outdated perceptions as current fact. Second, the sense of entitlement was simply mind boggling.

The bartender was generally a pleasant woman. Conversation wandered to New York City and the economy. I was “informed” that unemployment is currently at the highest levels in decades. I responded that unemployment is actually under 5 percent, one of the lowest levels in history. But no, the feminist said that “statistics show” high unemployment. Recognizing the futility of discussing reality, I let her talk. As Dolores O’Riordan would say “there’s no need to argue anymore.”

This is something liberals do all the time. Of course, the U.S. was sliding into recession when She Who Must Not Be Named’s husband was leaving office and tough times continued in the aftermath of September 11. We all know liberals pretended it was the Jimmy Carter economy all over again. That claim was nonsense. Although it was a recession, it was hardly the Great Depression Part Two. So the claim was basically untrue then and completely untrue now. This is a specific example of how liberals take an outdated and inaccurate perception and cite that perception as a fact. All the Venona projects and Saddam tapes in the world cannot shake the libs from their alternate reality.

The woman’s sense of entitlement was also rather European. The economy came up as a topic because some of her family members were in transitional periods and job searching. Explaining the difficulty of looking for a job, she bemoaned the fact that the government is doing nothing for those who need a job. Of course, the government is responsible for our well-being. That George Bush is simply a monster. Why didn’t I think of that?

Later in the conversation she told me that cannot return to Europe when she eventually leaves NYC because she sees Europeans taking their prosperity for granted. In addition, she sees Europe as in the crossfire between the United States and the Middle East. After telling me she was a liberal feminist (N.S. Sherlock), she elaborated that she didn’t want to be on the receiving end of the religion of peace. This is where she started to make a little sense. The conversation continued into smalltalk, I wished her well, paid my bill and left.

More of these people can be found in New York City than almost anywhere. It’s nice to know that some liberals are not actually foaming at the mouth (though most are). But it’s also sad that some people believe what they believe not because of fact and not because of any solid value system. Facts are what Michael Moore cuts and pastes onto a movie screen and then airbrushes out. Values are nothing more or less than what you are personally entitled to. It’s a sad fact that some people are simply trapped on the left.

We occasionally hear of liberals becoming conservative. This usually occurs when they pay taxes, have children or see their country attacked. Perhaps it is some other event which allows liberals to see the error of their ways or the emptiness of their thoughts. I pray that all liberals receive a wake up call at some point in their lives.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Posted by Sal on February 21, 2006

This has to be one of my favorite times of the year. The snow is starting to melt, spring is on the horizon, and hopefully will bring with it warmer weather, and most importantly, Pitchers and Catchers have reported to Spring Training. As I eagerly await that first pitch on Opening Day, all I can say is Go Yankees!

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First major Abortion case for the Roberts Court

Posted by Sal on February 21, 2006

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the first major abortion case of the newly-constituted Roberts Court. The case in question deals with the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which was struck down by a Nebraska court almost immediately after the law was passed. This could be the first case that places limits on abortion to come out of the court in 20 years. In the last case relating to Partial Birth abortion, the decision was 5-4 in favor of overturning a state ban. The four judges against were Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist, and Kennedy. This time, it is hopeful that the decision will become a 5-4 decision with Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and hopefully Kennedy, to ban this abhorrent practice.

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UAE Company in Charge of American Ports?

Posted by Mike on February 21, 2006

A deal was recently made whereby control of six American ports would be given to a company from the United Arab Emirates. I have opposed this deal since the news broke. Maybe I should reconsider. Today we learn Jimmy Carter is defending the Bush administration over the deal. Now we know this is a bad idea.

Link via Drudge

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Johnston, RI — Home of Landfills and ????

Posted by Sal on February 21, 2006

For those of you from RI, or who have lived in or near RI for a period of time, a recent article has Donald Trump wanting to build a casino, in, of all places, Johnston, RI.

I don’t know if words can do this story justice. One of my favorite quotes from the article:

”This would be the largest commercial interest besides the central landfill, and, unfortunately, that’s what the town is more or less known for”

Has Trump lost his mind?

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