Monday, May 26, 2008

Iran Paid Insurgents to Kill British Soldiers

If I can fault the Bush administration for anything vis a vis Iraq, it has been on two things. 1) They didn't clamp down on Iranian influence early enough. 2) They did not make it clear to the public Iran's role. We're basically fighting a proxy war against Iran like the Soviets were fighting a proxy war against us in Afghanistan.

So the question is, what is anyone going to do about what is essentially an act of war. My guess is that the "stop before I say stop again" type of diplomacy.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Is Being a Single Mother a Good Thing?

I was recently called to task for saying that one of the biggest problems facing America is single parent households. The person thought I was attacking single parents. Of course not. I wish them well, but the situation is not ideal. And if it can be avoided should be avoided.

I recently ran across this Chris Rock quote:
In Mr. Rock's HBO special, a performance taped at the Apollo Theater, he maintains his reputation for outrageous cutting-edge comedy by taking Dan Quayle's side of the Murphy Brown debate. ''A bunch of girls say you don't need no man to help you raise no child,'' he says, and promptly dismisses them.

''Yeah, you can do it without a man,'' he says. ''You could drive a car with your feet if you want to. That don't make it a good [expletive] idea.'' Mr. Rock excoriates deadbeat dads and laments the lessened importance of the traditional father.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

If You Vote Against Obama You Are a Racist

I saw this on a LA Time blog (in the comments):
I have a Master's Degree, 30 years of social work experience and a daughter at Harvard. I am not a "redneck" or "hillbilly", you condescending Obamites. But I am a woman who has spent years watching shallow young men being promoted over hard working women based on their ability to BS.

Is it so hard to see why I don't want to vote for a candidate with no experience, unbelieveable arrogance and a sense of entitlement. I am no racist but I resent being told by Black pundits that I have to vote for an "empty suit" or Blacks will be rioting in the streets. That is called blackmail and I won't be intimidated.

I see a lot of Obama supporters saying stuff like "everyone knows Kentucky is filled with racists." Yeah, keep that talk up.


Obama the Naive

Obama has some problems. First, he freaks out when President Bush comes out against appeasers. "Hey, stop talking about me!" So he admits he's an appeaser. Not good.

Then he tries to say that Kennedy talked to the Russians, what's the big deal with talking to the Iranians? Kennedy's first meeting with Kruschev made him think that Kennedy was a light-weight. Kennedy then brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Does anyone seriously think that the Iranians are going to take Obama seriously if he threatens them?

I have no problem with talking with our enemies. But this "stop before I say 'stop' again" stuff has to go.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Pushing for Plants Rights

In my college and high school newspapers, I wrote an article where I said something along the lines that they should give maple trees rights instead of dolphins. You never see maple trees being caught in tuna nets.

I guess I was ahead of time.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sabremetrics Coming To Basketball, or At Least the Celtics

When I heard Michael Lewis give a book talk while he was promoting 'the Blind Side', Lewis mentioned that NFL and NBA teams had contacted him about his book. While this article makes it sound like baseball teams are rushing on the stat bandwagon, Lewis said he hadn't heard much from baseball teams.

My guess would be that several teams are getting into sabremetrics, but only a handful are true believers.

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