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Sunday, February 01, 2009

On Super Bowl Sunday

I'll be honest. I hope both teams win.

I have my lengthy list of NFL teams that should never win a Super Bowl - the Bears, Eagles, Ravens (Art Modell!), Vikings.

And I have my short list of teams that should always be in the Super Bowl - Packers, Colts, Lions (I know).

Then there are teams - and personalities - that are just fine with me. Cardinals. Steelers. Warner. Roethlisberger. I don't want either to lose.

Which means, unlike 1998, I'll be able to digest my pizza, no matter what the outcome is.

Let the game begin.

If This Were A Republican ...

... would the Washington Post call the decision this guy made to avoid paying his taxes a GLITCH?

Daschle Delayed Revealing Tax Glitch

Noun: glitch glich
1. A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag

It was a willful "glitch." Why didn't Leona Helmsley think of that?

Only in the Washington Post ...

How Bad Is It?

We can't even keep government jobs here.

The Economy As She Wants To See It

This is priceless. A woman (an economist?) writing in today's Washington Post declares Obama's bloated stimulus plan to be the right medicine for America's economic illness. Another economist says so. Therefore:

Obama's Recession Fix Fits Economists' Models

That's economists, plural.

In fact, the author only mentions two. One of which, sure enough, thinks massive government spending (what were Bush's budgets exactly - meager government spending?) is the cure to the current recession.

And the other economist? What's his take? Here's her quote:

"'My fantasy ... is that the stimulus coincides with the natural forces that will turn the business cycle up.' Such a recovery could be strong enough to create the jobs needed to stabilize housing prices. Nothing in the data, however, predicts this yet." [my emphasis]

His fantasy? That's an argument?

A good chuckle to go along with my morning coffee. We're staking the future of the United States of America on some economist's fantasy.

Ya can't make this stuff up.

Maybe We All Need a Bong

If this contributed to his being the best athlete in the history of the Olympic games, hey, gimme some o' that:
Michael Phelps Caught With Bong
By Tim Perone, New York Post

The competition isn't the only thing he's been smoking!

Olympic hero and 14-time gold medalist Michael Phelps has been caught cradling a glass bong - a scene so potentially damaging to his career that his representatives allegedly tried to buy off the British newspaper News Of The World in an attempt to kill the story, the paper reports.

The winner of a record eight gold medals last summer in Beijing was spotted knocking back shots and chugging beers at a house party at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on Nov. 6, when a partygoer handed him the water pipe etched with red writing. [link]

Here's what's interesting about this story. Nowhere in the New York Post article are we told what was in the bong.


Because we all know what was in that bong.


Because the contents are so ubiquitous, having been experienced by such a vast majority of Americans to one extent or another, that it needs no mention.

Yet Phelps' career is in ruins?

Do we need to rethink this whole issue?

My take? If it's good enough for Michael Phelps ...

* The growing outrage reminds me of filthy rich Democrats who are caught not paying their taxes demanding higher taxes on the rich.

But Will They Thank President Bush?

The Iraqi people are going to the polls.
In relative peace and harmony.
As the American military begins its pull-out.

And who is the topic of discussion in the New York Times?
Pointing to a New Era, U.S. Pulls Back as Iraqis Vote
By Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times

Baghdad — Iraqis across the country voted Saturday in provincial elections that will help shape their future, but regardless of the outcome it is clear that the Americans are already drifting offstage — and that most Iraqis are ready to see them go.

The end of an era comes not in a single moment, but looking back it has become evident that the mood has changed, power has shifted, the world is not the same.

President Obama has made it plain that Iraq is not his war; he wants to focus on Afghanistan. In an economic crisis, there is simply not enough money for the country to keep spending hundreds of millions of dollars a day in Iraq. [link]
Iraq is a better place today. The Man From Hope The Man From Change soon will be receiving accolades for it.

But we know better.

A Fair Question

Bill Quick wants to know where the media are in reporting on FEMA Debacle II:
"WHERE’S FEMA? Nearly 1M without power 5 days after ice storm."

Where’s FEMA? is not the appropriate question. The appropriate question is, Where is the mainstream media, screaming in one united voice, that the absence of FEMA demonstrates the utter fecklessness and failure of the current President and all his policies?

Plus his barely concealed racism, of course.

Excellent point. Where is the mainstream press?