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The Company Obama Keeps

Posted by Mike on February 11, 2008

It’s normally unfair to judge a politician based on the act of a single supporter, and I don’t blame Barack Obama for this one. However, when someone who not only supports a candidate but works in the candidate’s headquarters and the act in question is displaying a picture of Cuban murderer Che Guevara on the wall, it should make one wonder what it is about the candidate that makes him so attractive to the naive and/or ignorant.

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Not Looking too Good

Posted by Ryan on February 11, 2008

Here are a few of She Who Must Not Be Named’s problems facing tomorrow’s “Potomac Primary” of Maryland, Virginia and DC: 

The latest revised count of pledged delegates (not counting all of those shifty “super-delegates”) has O’Bama with a slight lead over She Who Must Not Be Named.

On top of that, O’Bama’s won 17 contests to her 8 in the past week or so.

SWMNBN fired her campaign manager after this weekend’s defeat.  This is the same campaign manager who served as SWMNBN’s chief of staff when SWMNBN was First Lady, so this must have been a hard decision. 

Maryland and DC have huge numbers of African-American voters, but Virginia does not.  That’s a bit of good news for her… but what if she can’t take Virginia despite the demographic advantage?  And what do those pesky super-delegates do if SWMNBN loses the pledged delegates by Convention time?  Don’t many of them owe their careers to she and her husband’s co-Presidency?

In truth I’d rather be where I am, a Republican mulling over McCain, than a Democrat fighting in the trenches of an Uncivil War, which looks like its not about to end any time soon.

AP photo.

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Bush: McCain a “True Conservative”

Posted by Ryan on February 10, 2008

In a taped interview for Fox News Sunday, President Bush called John McCain a “true conservative” who may have trouble convincing skeptics otherwise.  Bush cites taxes, defense and abortion as areas where McCain is somewhat right-of-center.

Although I’m not sure Bush’s idea of a “true” conservative is the same one I would use.  Bush did adopt all those high-spending budgets, he did expand entitlements and oversaw the largest growth of the federal government since the Great Society of Lyndon Johnson.   Though, Bush was great on Life issues, the military, and tax cuts. 

Yet, Bush was also great on judges and would have been even better if not for that extra-constitutional “Gang of 14” led by John McCain.  Uh oh.  The 2004 Election could have been a cake walk if Moveon and other kook groups hadn’t been able to receive unlimited 527 contributions under McCain-Feingold.  Uh oh.  Bush would have even had his pet amnesty if it wasn’t for McCain-Kennedy being so absolutely back-room horrible, creating white-hot rage amongst conservatives.  Uh oh. 

“True” Conservative, huh?  It would have been nice if Bush had come out claiming the conservative credentials of real conservatives like Hunter and Thompson, and luke-warmly for Romney.  But a Bush endorsement is not likely to help any Republican in the Fall Campaign.  Who knows, maybe that’s what Bush is getting at…

Pic from ElectJohnMcCain.com

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The Lesson of 2006, According to Rush

Posted by Ryan on February 9, 2008

On October 17, 2006, before the ’06 Election, Rush predicted troubles for the Republicans.  The buzz was that the Republican Party had spent 6 years abandoning conservative principles on spending, which is one of the Conservative Movement’s three main tiers.  Thusly, Rush was worried that disaffected conservatives wouldn’t show up to vote, just to teach the party a lesson. 

Well, many didn’t and the party got taught a lesson.  However, Rush always had the point of view that winning is always better than losing (how novel!).  If the Republicans were to lose the 2006 Election, he predicted that the lesson which the blue-blood Republicans would take from the election is that the party would nominate a MSM-perceived moderate, like a John McCain, in 2008! 

Here is Rush in October 2006:

“Right now, that looks like McCain above anybody else — who, I must tell you, is not a conservative — and so what you are probably going to end up doing?  You’re going to be so frustrated by 2008 and the thought of [She Who Must Not Be Named] becoming president is no obnoxious, so abhorrent, that in 2008, you will flush your precious principles down the drain and elect a Republican, precisely the kind of Republican you think you’re running against now.  Or at least nominate one.  Who knows how that election will go.  So the very principle you are fighting here, if you succeed, you will be given a candidate who fits the very thing you’re angry about, somebody who’s not conservative, but probably has the best chance of winning.”

I suppose the lesson from 2006 that Rush pointed out even before that election is coming true, and the Republican Party has no one but themselves to blame.

Pic from the above link at RushLimbaugh.com.

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An Uncivil “Train Wreck”

Posted by Ryan on February 8, 2008

Apparently, McCain’s success in all but wrapping up the Republican nomination has put serious pressure on the Dems to handle this nomination thing, freaking some of them out.  Apparatchik and She Who Must Not Be Named shill Florida Senator Bill Nelson is warning of a “train wreck” at the DNC this summer if a nominee is uncertain by that point. 

The problem the Dems have which the Republicans don’t is the issue of the “super-delegates” and who they will support.  There may be a scenario where one wins the pledged delegates, but doesn’t get the “super-delegates.”  How very undemocratic.  I believe that those “super-delegates” owe too much to SWMNBN and her husband to snub them when the rubber hits the road (pun intended).

Once Smeagol has assuaged Conservative anger by promising he’ll do things which he probably won’t actually do, the fractures in the Democrat Party will be the big story.  O’Bama, SWMNBN, and the DNC will be attacking McCain, but the real story that the MSM is getting ready to miss is the turmoil amongst the Democrat base.  The pandering Leftist dribble and the potential for great ads will flourish over the next few months unless someone breaks out. 

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Ride The Corkscrew Again . . . Almost

Posted by Mike on February 8, 2008

This one’s for the Rhode Islanders. Like me, many of you have fond memories of Rocky Point, that cheesy amusement park from yesteryear. We will never taste chowda and clamcakes in the World’s Largest Shore Dining Hall, spit on the fat lady in the House of Horrors or be drenched by flume bacteria water ever again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go down memory lane every now and then.

Many of the park’s rides were auctioned off when the park was sold. One of the park’s main attractions, the Corkscrew, wound up in Seattle. Even more miraculously, some Rhode Islanders did too. Lucky for us, they filmed their ride on the relocated rollercoaster and now we can ride the corkscrew again, sort of.

As you watch the video, you’ll be amazed at the familiar sounds and how you will remember exactly where the turns and loops are.

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Christian Leader Calls For Sharia Law

Posted by Mike on February 7, 2008

When a nation like the United Kingdom is confronted with the rise of Islamic extremism to the point where there is a significant minority of British Muslims who are unashamed to give two thumbs up to acts of terrorism, it might be time for some of that patented British resolve. Don’t tell that to Dr. Rowan Williams though.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, concerned that many British Muslims are feeling left out, has called for the introduction of certain aspects of Sharia Law. Critics of this pronouncement include Prime Minister Gordon Brown, human rights activists, fellow Christians, and prominent Muslims who like that whole democracy thing and don’t want to go down the slippery slope to, you know, Sharia Law.

AFP Photo

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No One To Blame But Ourselves

Posted by Mike on February 7, 2008

Although I don’t condone McCain Derangement Syndrome, there is no doubt that conservatives are rightfully in a funk. Who wouldn’t be after the party they know and love nominates someone who has repeatedly thumbed his nose at it? Before conservatives start lashing out at McCain however, it might be a good idea to take a deep breath and look in the mirror. We conservatives did this to ourselves.

This year our party had one conservative option and only one conservative option. When presented with that option however, many conservatives sacrificed principle for a certain je ne sais quoi. Some call it performance, I’ll call it style. What it can’t be called is principle. Despite having just about every conservative principle embodied in one candidate, conservatives scattered to non-conservative alternatives. Some went to the pro-amnesty Maverick. Others went to the tax-hiking pro-lifer. Others still went to the candidate who routinely switched his positions based solely on whatever his ambition happened to be at the time (three flip-flops on the abortion issue alone).

So why are we here? It’s simple if we look in the mirror. Fredhead-turned-Mitten Mary Matalin said it best:

“You reap what you sow. We like to applaud ourselves as the party of ideas and principle, but we turn out to be the party of performance art. All we did was gripe about Fred’s performance skills as opposed to his principles and policies — and . . . here we are,” Matalin said. “We let the perfect — as defined by performance — be the enemy of the great.” Fred Thompson would have been “a great candidate, a great standard bearer for conservatism, and a great president,” Matalin said, and his candidacy’s failure could mean that “we’re going to have to burn down the village.”

Conservatives who chose the fiscal liberal or the gumby-like faux conservative over Fred (most conservatives) because they didn’t like his “lack of energy,” poll numbers, late entry or any other superficial reason are really the last people who should be faulting others for choosing John McCain based on electability instead of principle. The Rubicon of abandoned principle runs through South Carolina, not Super Tuesday. Hopefully next time conservatives will heed their principles before complaining about the party abandoning its principles.

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A Nomination Without Romney

Posted by Ryan on February 7, 2008

Mitt Romney dropped his bid for the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination today at about 1 pm EST.  Here’s a video of his speech:

Mitt was my guy for this nomination because he seemed like an energetic articulate economic conservative who was better than the rest of the top tier on the other major issues.  Yes he had some problems with consistency and track record which tarnished his conservative record, but I thought he was the better of what we had.  Of course, I liked Thompson too, but never clicked with his delivery and lackluster campaigning.  Ultimately, I would have loved Newt Gingrich to run, but without him and Fred not meeting with expectations, only Romney remained in my book as the one I wanted to see win.

I voted for Mitt on Super Tuesday, knowing McCain was going to win New Jersey by a landslide

But that’s over now.  It’s John McCain who will represent the Republicans in the Fall campaign.  I think Mitt’s 2012 strategy is a potentially good one at this point.  He’s playing this right and will probably earn a prime time speech at the RNC this summer. 

AP photo.

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A Super Bowl Massacre?

Posted by Ryan on February 7, 2008

A 35-year-old Tempe man, Kurt William Havelock, lost his bid to get a liquor license from the Tempe City Council.  So, he planned on taking an assault rifle to the nearby Super Bowl and plugging 200 rounds into the fans!  He even wrote a manifesto!

Security was very tight getting into the game, but the parking lots had a few traffic cops and some people waving orange batons to direct traffic.  Without a change of heart at the last minute, my Super Bowl experience and the experience of many others may have been very very different.

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My Super Bowl Hangover

Posted by Ryan on February 6, 2008

I did have a great time at the Super Bowl and in the Phoenix Area, even though the Pats were essentially out-played and out-coached by the 12-point underdog Giants.  I guess being in 4 of the last 8 Super Bowls and winning three of those makes Sunday’s 30-second loss to the Giants not necessarily as depressing as it could have been. 

To their credit the Giants ate up the clock, kept the game close, and gave it to their offense for one last game winning drive… and they pulled it off.  After my initial melancholy wore off, I did congratulate those around me (that, or get my ass kicked!). 

It was a great game. 

Don’t get me wrong– I’m mad as hell, but being there and losing 17-14 in the last minute rather than a blow out, ridiculous penalty or special teams play determining the outcome was at least somewhat comforting: it was an honest beating.  If the Pats had to lose, at least it was with some dignity.  31-14 would have brought me to tears;  17-14 just got me angry and frustrated.  

The worst part wasn’t the cussing from the smug Giants fans, it wasn’t the initial shock of the how the potentially best season in NFL history ended with a thud, rather it was facing the schleps at work today.  It was funny:  those who didn’t even know who the Giants were seven months ago were the most obnoxious.  Then there were the tongue-and-cheek condolences. Yet, those who could appreciate the 18-year wait for the Giants to win another Super Bowl also appreciated the nature of the victory and were nervous until the very end.  That’s what it felt like in the stands:  there was a sense that the game wasn’t over until it was absolutely over.  The Giants fans’ elation was muted until that end and exhaustion was on everyone’s face.  This was a battle and they knew it too. 

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I had a great time in the Phoenix-Glendale-Scottsdale area.  The most bitter moment was at the end of the trek.  Driving home from Newark Liberty Airport (quite possibly the worst airport in the developed world) I needed to take Exit 9 off of the NJ Turnpike.  The sign read:

Exit 9

Rutgers University

Shore Resorts

Seems simple enough.  But the exit leads to two particular routes around Jersey:

Rtes 18 and 1

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McCain Derangement Syndrome: Symptom #1, Gross Exaggeration

Posted by Mike on February 6, 2008

I’m a little peeved right now. I’m not peeved because John McCain is about to become our nominee.  It was the clear there would be no conservative at the top of the GOP ticket once Fred Thompson dropped out, and that was a few weeks ago so I’m over it.  What I’m peeved about is the fact that is that many conservatives are forcing me to defend John McCain.  McCain’s unfortunate success has caused many intelligent conservatives to lose their minds. Part of the conservative blogosphere has also noticed this and is already calling it “McCain Derangement Syndrome (MDS).”  Similar to Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS), a disease that has plagued liberal circles for the past eight years, MDS is best recognized by its four major symptoms: (1) gross exaggeration of political differences, (2) playing hard and loose with facts, (3) applying different standards to similar situations, and (4) fundamentally misunderstanding the role of politics in our national life.  This post deals with symptom number 1. 

The biggest exaggeration I have heard, from two people in particular whom I admire, is that John McCain is “no different than” She Who Must Not Be Named. This is absurd.  John McCain is no conservative, but unlike SWMNBN, he is not the face of quasi-evil in the modern world.  Let’s compare and contrast.  

SWMNBN is a woman whose biggest domestic policy disappointment is that the government is not actually practicing medicine and that no tax increase in American history has ever been large enough. She is a woman who implement John Kerry’s Global Test and actually brag about it. She is a woman who would appoint judges who would be described as Ruth Bader Ginsburg clones but for the fact that they would be about 30 years younger. She is woman who believes that people should have the right to kill an unborn child at any stage of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever, by any barbaric method imaginable.  There is nothing conservative about SWMNBN. There is nothing centrist about SWMNBN.  

But what about McCain? He’s no conservative; none of our post-Fred candidates are.  What McCain is not is liberal. He has some liberal positions, most notably free speech and immigration,and opposing the Bush tax cuts (positions the witch shares BTW), but a look at the entire record shows that McCain is a moderate Republican who is right of center on a majority of issues. His net record on taxes is one of a tax cutter (as begrudgingly admitted by the Club of Growth in their condemnation of him); he supported the Reagan tax cuts and opposed the Bush and 42nd President’s tax increases; he supported free trade policies which expanded American markets, thereby increasing our overall prosperity.  He currently supports making the Bush tax cuts permanent because, unlike the time he originally voted “no,” refusing to make the cuts permanent now would be tantamount to a tax increase, something McCain is historically against.  On social issues, he has a solid pro-life voting record and has never wavered despite his long-standing crush on the editorial board of the New York Times. He supported the War on Terror. He supported the war in Iraq. He supported the surge when it was unpopular to do so.  John McCain is conservative on most issues, liberal on some issues, and moderate on others. SWMNBN could never claim such a record.

Those who shamelessly claim there is no difference between John McCain and SWMNBN have simply lost their minds.  They are suffering from MDS and need serious help.

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Super Tuesday Post-Mortem

Posted by Sal on February 6, 2008

Well, Super Tuesday has come and gone, and the results are not good.  The race for the Republican Nomination is essentially over, and John McCain is the inevitable nominee.  First, lets look at last night’s indicators as mentioned in my previous post

 California:  This was the biggest disappointment.  All polls showed momentum in Mitt’s favor, and if he had pulled this off, he would still be in this race.  As it is, he received 10% less of the vote than McCain, and it was distributed widely throughout the state, so McCain won almost all of the CA delegates. 

The South:  Huckabee surged last night, winning 5 southern states.  While it kept delgates from McCain, it also prevented Romney from a conservative foothold in the South.  If Romney had won California, it would have been helpful;  that, however, did not happen, and now Huckabee has the distinction of being the regional candidate from the south. 

Massachusetts:  Romney won by 10, but it was not enough to solidify more than a bare majority of the Massachusetts delegates.  Romney won 22, McCain 17. 

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona:  McCain won all four of these must-win states for him, plus some unexpected surprises in Missouri, California, Oklahoma, and Delaware. 

Delegate Count:  The dust is still settling, but it looks like McCain could finish last night with around 700 delegates, while Romney would have shy of 300 and Huckabee around 175.  Overall, a huge win for McCain. 

With Romney essentially out (barring some improbably turn of events), the Conservative movement now must come to terms with John McCain as its nominee.  Over the past few days, I’ve gone through bouts of “McCain Derangement Syndrome” and wrestled with the idea of a candidate who had given Conservatives the finger so many times being our nominee for President.  I have to say, I do not like John McCain, I think he is a moderate who tries too hard to please the media and the left, someone who is more interested in sponsoring legislation with Ted Kennedy than with John Kyl.  But the prospect of a She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Obama presidency is even worse than a McCain presidency, and so I will support McCain for President. 

I do feel, however that he cannot win.  Too many conservatives have an inherent distrust and disgust for John McCain, and there may be enough who decide to sit it out rather than have a RINO as President, or even some who would be foolish enough to cast a vote for the Democrat to send a message.  I do worry about McCain further diluting the conservatism of the Republican party, and dread the thought of another 8 years before we get a crack at the Presidency again.  However, with the war on terror, and the prospect of multiple Supreme Court vacancies, it is the best option we have.  This is not an endorsement of McCain, rather it is a resigned acceptance of the inevitable and the lesser of two evils choice. 

McCain now has work to do.  To win, he needs the base that he has disdained for the past 8 years.  He needs to unify and galvanize the base, and the best thing he can do is choose a good, conservative running mate, and make overtures to the base, to Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity.  He needs to go to CPAC in with a conciliatory, unifying tone,  and show conservatives convincingly how he will help advance our goals and agenda.  It’s a tough road and may not be possible, but it is a must for him to win the Presidency. 

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Super Tuesday!

Posted by Sal on February 5, 2008

As those of us in twenty-four states go to the polls today, there are many things to watch.  I’m only going to touch on the GOP side, as I have not been following the particulars of the Democrat race (save the constant crying before a major election of She Who Must Not Be Named). 

California:  This is a closed primary state, which is Winner-take-all by District.  Polls are all over the map on this one.  The state is winner-take-all by district, so if Romney does well in the majority of districts, he could significantly expand his deleagte count here.  If he does not do well here, he is finished. 

The South:  This has been Huckabee’s stronghold, but he is now showing a sharp decline.  Recent polls have McCain/Romney up or near tied in many states.  Watch to see if either McCain or Romney make significant inroads in the south now that Huckabee is in decline. 

Massachusetts:  Yes, my home-state of MA is important today.  It is a state Romney is expected to win, but it partitions its delegates proportionally.  The margin of victory by Romney will be important as far as delegate count, so the higher the margin of victory, the better. 

Midwest/West:  There are several states that are holding caucus’ today.  Romney needs to win most or all of them to remain competitive. 

New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/Arizona:  All these are Winner-take-all, and heavily favored for McCain.  If he loses even one, it would be a major upset and probably finish him. 

Delegate Count:  At the end of the day, look for McCain to have around 600 delegates, Romney to have around 400, and Huckabee to have around 150 delegates.  If McCain has significantly more and Romney significantly less than the above, the race is basically over.  If the margin is closer by days end, look for Romney to have momentum.  Either way, today is an extremely critical day in the GOP primary race. 

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Reagan Wisdom for Super Tuesday

Posted by Sal on February 4, 2008

As many of us go to the polls this Tuesday (myself included) to vote for the GOP Presidential Nomination, I want to present two quotes from Ronald Reagan from the 1970s that ring very true today, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh.  

I’m impatient with those Republicans who — after the last election — rushed into print saying we must broaden the base of our party, when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.  –Ronald Reagan, 1975

And: 

Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise, don’t turn to expedience — and don’t, for heaven’s sake, having seen the inner workings of the watch — get cynical. –Ronald Reagan, 1976.

And with that, not much else needs to be said. 

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Cheaters Never Win: New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLII

Posted by Mike on February 3, 2008

This New York Jets fan is proud to congratulate the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII 17-14 over the New England Patriots Cheaters and removing the stain that tarnished this season and threatened to remain on the record books forever.

By stopping the Patriots, the Giants showed that although cheating can seemingly give one an upper hand, bring short-term success, and even make the guilty seem unstoppable, at the end of the day, cheaters never win. Thanks to the Giants, we can now say that the best team in football actually earned it, the 1972 Miami Dolphins do not have to share their place in history with a pack of cheaters, and those who play by the rules accomplish far more than those whose cheat ever could, even if they do get away with it on occasion.

Congratulations to the G-Men and their fans. Tonight, the Giants won on behalf of all those who came before them who wouldn’t even think of doing what the Patriots had the nerve to do. That kind of victory is even more impressive than winning a football game, even the biggest game of the year on the grandest stage of them all. Well done!

Reuters photo

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Romny-Mentum?

Posted by Sal on February 3, 2008

A week ago I was dejected that McCain was going to be the nominee of the Republican Party.  While I do have concerns over Romney, McCain has had the habit over the past 8 years of giving the finger to conservatives.  While Romney may be a gamble, I’d prefer a gamble to someone who has consistently gone out of his way to distance himself from conservatives. 

I still think that McCain is the probable nominee of our party.  But in what may be a glimmer of hope, Rasmussen has released a poll on California which has Romney and McCain tied;  this is after a similar poll several days ago showing McCain with a 4-point lead.  A similar poll by Zogby/CNN/USA-Today poll, which traditionally over-estimates McCain’s support, shows Romney with a 3-point lead in CA.  California probably represents Romney’s last stand.  If he can win there and Massachusetts, pick up some caucus states, he could remain competitive beyond Super Tuesday and possible get enough momentum to upset McCain.  If he loses CA, however, he is most likely finished.  California is a closed primary with a rather conservative Republican electorate, so he does have a shot.

I for one will be casting my vote for Romney on Tuesday, but for now, enough politics and time for the Super Bowl. 

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Super Bowl XLII

Posted by Ryan on February 2, 2008

As it turns out, I’m actually going to Super Bowl XLII!  The plane leaves wicked early tomorrow morning, but whatever… I’m gonna see the New England Patriots (18-0) take on the underdog New York Giants (13-6) and that’s absolutely worth the hassle and the cost!  If Pats win there’s the 19-0 historical season, and if the Giants win they will have thwarted the Pats and be in the NFL history books as well! 

And I’m going to be there. Woo hoo!!!

As it turns out, I’m going with a long-time Giants fan.  We have an agreement on trash-talking and peace should be kept throughout the experience.  Because of the trip, I will not return from Arizona until Super Tuesday, so I will be absent from AOR for a while.

Here in Jersey you’d get the impression that the Giants are the only ones who are even going to play in the Big Game:  Michael Strahan is going to “show-up,” Brady’s hurt and will be sacked all game,  Eli’s playing like a God lately, Plaxico predicted a 23-17 Giants win so it must be so, the Giants all wore black as they got off the plane this week to mourn the death of the Patriot’s Dynasty, the Giants have a “running game,” blah blah blah.  The Pats, I guess are only 18-0, playing in a better Conference and defeating arguably better teams than the Giants in the playoffs to be here.  Whatever.

So I have asked many trash-talking Giants’ fans a simple question:  Could you give me a logical, stat-based explanation on how the Giants will win this game? 

I usually get “the Giants are hotter right now” as a response.  One has to admit that the Giants sure are spirited, but that’s probably because this Super Bowl-thing is kind of new to them.  That’s why they play the game. Belichick and the Pats know that every team who has trash-talked the Pats has lost this year.  Either way, even if the Giants play a better game, remember (as Mike and commenter Chris love to point out) the Patriots cheat! 

So there you have it:  if the Patriot’s talent, experience, better coaching, and healthier squad doesn’t do it, they’ll “cheat” anyway.  I have the Pats winning by three, because for some reason they always win the Big Game by three in recent years.  Let’s say 31-28 Pats.

NFL.com logo.

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Annie C Weighs In

Posted by Ryan on February 1, 2008

Watch this video from last night’s Hannity & Colmes.

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Senator John McCain (D?)

Posted by Ryan on February 1, 2008

Just to stir up the pot, Drudge dug up this article from The Hill back in 2007 that tests McCain’s “Republican” credentials, especially in lieu of his new Super Tuesday ad.  I remember back shortly after Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords left the party back in 2001, that the Dems were praying for a McCain defection as well.  They approached Lincoln Chafee (big shock there!) as well, but apparently McCain’s people actually approached the Dems for talks! 

The article recalls:

“Daschle said that throughout April and May of 2001, he and McCain ‘had meetings and conversations on the floor and in his office, I think in mine as well, about how we would do it, what the conditions would be. We talked about committees and his seniority … [A lot of issues] were on the table.'”

At the end of the day, McCain didn’t jump, but this doesn’t help him convince conservatives about anything. 

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Fake Edwards Fake Endorses McCain

Posted by Mike on February 1, 2008

Well sort of.  Can a fake endorsement of a fake Republican become a real one if the candidate who gives it is also a fake?   Sometimes there is a great deal of truth in satire.  

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