Friday, May 23, 2008

And now... missed opportunities

Jason Taylor made it to the finals of Dancing With the Stars, but that apparently doesn't sit too well with the new management athis day job, as a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins (to wit, football genius and famed all-around grouch Bill Parcells). The nominal complaint is that he missed a few "optional" minicamps, which he almost certainly didn't need --- he's not a rookie, knows the game, and is staying in shape. But all around, there are rumors that the real problem is that dancing just doesn't show the kind of macho that's expected of football players.

Well, except for touchdown celebrations. And lately, celebrations of a sack. Which means Parcells is missing an opportunity. If Taylor added some professional choreography after his sacks, which were just about the only good thing Miami fans had to look last year, it might distract their attention from all the other stuff happening on the field. Which, given the state of the team (which lost its first 13 games last season), could only be good news for team management.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The latest from the Hillary Stassen campaign:

Desperate to get attention for her cause to seat Florida and Michigan delegates, Hillary Clinton compared the plight of Zimbabweans in their recent fraudulent election to the uncounted votes of Michigan and Florida voters saying it is wrong when “people go through the motions of an election only to have them discarded and disregarded.”

“We’re seeing that right now in Zimbabwe," Clinton explained. "Tragically, an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people,” Clinton told the crowd of senior citizens at a retirement community in south Florida.

Well, not quite. What actually happened in Zimbabwe was that everybody agreed on the rules for the election, and then one side started playing funny games with which votes would count, and how, when the results proved not to their liking...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's nice to see Yankee fans showing their respect for baseball tradition:

Ok nobody mention that Lester's got a no hitter thus far. We're above that type of stuff at NYYFans.

I would be deeply disturbed if anyone made mention of his no hitter through five innings on this website. As baseball fans, we understand how rare a no hitter is and wouldn't want to ruin Jon Lester's chances at a no hitter.

This guy was not the only one eager to remind his fellow Yankee fans that it's considered a jinx to mention a no-hitter in progress.

On behalf of Red Sox Nation, I'd like to say we appreciate the sentiment. As, I'm sure, does Jon Lester, last seen icing his arm after completing his no-hitter.

I think most of my readers are probably aware of Obama's "crazy preacher" problem. But you may not appreciate just how bad it is. To make the point, here's a clip of a preacher, one John Hagee, repeatedly saying that Hitler was sent by god to chase the Jews back to Israel: This isn't Obama's preacher. In fact, it's a guy whose endorsement was sought out by McCain. But that just shows how bad Obama's problem is --- because it's worse than this guy. It must be. After all, Obama's guy is the one the mainstream media keeps talking about.

via Seeing the Forest and The Sideshow.