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Archive for December 30th, 2007

Patti Davis Is No Reagan

Posted by Mike on December 30, 2007

Patti Davis has written in piece in Newsweek asking candidates to stop invoking her father’s name on the campaign trail. She is especially critical of Mitt Romney, at one point slamming him for delivering a speech about faith. According to Davis (thank God she chose not to invoke her father’s name), her father would never have given a speech about faith because such matters are personal. What Davis either doesn’t realize or chooses to ignore is that her father never gave a speech on faith because he was not hounded on a daily basis for being a Methodist. Romney’s situation is obviously different. Moreover, Davis is either unaware or chooses to ignore her father’s countless speeches invoking God.

Perhaps Davis should put down the pen, pick up a book, and read exactly what it was that her father supported while he was alive. The trouble is, she already knows what her father’s views were. She repeatedly tried to undermine those views while her father was President just as she is trying to do in this Newsweek piece. Fortunately, no one took her seriously in the 1980s and I don’t think anyone will take her seriously now. Sorry Patti, but if you’re looking for someone who is no Ronald Reagan, try looking in the mirror.

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Slingshot

Posted by Mike on December 30, 2007

Here’s a random video for your viewing pleasure.

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Perfect Patriots

Posted by Ryan on December 30, 2007

16-0

Until now it’s never been done in NFL regular season history, but it became a reality Saturday night as the New England Patriots defeated the New York Giants 38-35 in probably the most exciting “meaningless” game I’ve ever seen.  Both teams had their playoff seeds locked up, but they both played their starters for the whole game and gave it their all.  The Pats were down by 12 (16-28) in the second half, then scored 22 unanswered points (making it 38-28) to bury the Giants in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion.  The Giants scored a late touchdown, but lost the onside kick try.  The Pats knelt on the ball to run out the clock and run into NFL history:

  • First 16-0 regular season ever; fourth undefeated season in NFL history
  • Most TD passes for a quarterback in a single season (50 by Tom Brady)
  • Most TD receptions for a wide receiver in a single season (23 by Randy Moss)
  • Most points scored by a team in a single season (589 points)
  • Most touchdowns scored in a single season (75)
  • Most consecutive regular season wins (19 in a row from last season)

So what now?  A bye-week and potentially two home playoff games before a prospective Super Bowl.  Many believe that if they don’t win the whole thing, then the season isn’t complete or as awesome.  Maybe.  I feel that they must win their last three playoff games to make the 2007 Patriots a team for the ages.  Plus, all teams aim for winning the Super Bowl, even those that didn’t win all their games.  So, they’ve reached the first plateau, but the climb isn’t finished yet.  For now, however, I’m quite pleased (the Giants fans at work would have nagged me for years if the Pats lost!).

NFL promotion photo.

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