Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yankees are dumb, etc.

No free play to recap this week due to lingering illness. Things should be back to normal for week 4.


In the emotional scene following the final game at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter fired off this genius malaprop to lead off his on field postgame interview with Peter Gammons:

"The fans here never seem to amaze me."

Me either, Derek; me either.


Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin teamed up to block a vote on a bipartisan resolution "recognizing the strategic success of the troop surge in Iraq" and thanking our men and women in uniform for their efforts.

It’s a shame that they aren’t man enough to admit that they were just completely wrong on this issue. To use a procedural to block a vote on a resolution is the height of cowardice and dishonesty.


This is just cruel: pretending to cry about the death of trees in order to make extremist environmental groups look silly. It’s claimed to be legitimate, but color me skeptical.

And this can’t be for real either, can it?


My new favorite athletes.


So the Secret Service attempted to get copies of the stolen Palin e-mails from the Associated Press, but the AP refused to hand over what it had.

I find it fascinating that big media, who were apoplectic when the federal government attempted to “violate the privacy” of terrorists in order to save American lives, now have such contempt for the supposedly sacrosanct concept of privacy. Transparent hypocrisy there, as they no longer even pretend not to be part of the Obama campaign.


Josh Howard and Mark Cuban negotiate over Howard’s latest idiocy.


From Instapundit reader Kevin Burns, this deserves a high five:

Please remind your readers that the reason that so many Americans mistrust and dislike the "elite" is that the best financial minds that the Ivy League could turn out created the subprime and securitization of mortgages mess.

The best and brightest political minds [from] those same universities created Fannie and Freddie.

Either these people aren't nearly as smart as they tell us they are, or success requires more than an expensive education.


The latest PMS shenanigans: “comedienne” Sandra Bernhard warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers; corrupt and disgraced New York congressman Charles Rangel says Palin is “disabled.”

And the hits keep coming.


Some good shtick in a Dallas Morning News obituary:

Merritt, Edward "Bruce" Born April 3, 1951 in North Carolina. He was one of eight children. His older sisters regularly beat him up, put him in dresses, and then forced him to walk to the drugstore to buy their Kotex and cigarettes. After graduation from high school he went on to lead a life of luxury in the United States Air Force. After excaping from the government he spent most of his life as a mechanic, husband, and father. Bruce Merritt never met a stranger, and in many ways was stranger than most. He is survived by one daughter, two grand- children, two ex-wives, unpaid taxes, and many loyal loving friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00pm.

I regret that I never shared a beer with Bruce.


And some not so good shtick, propping a corpse up in the corner at his wake.


So…a Democrat Senatorial candidate (Al Franken) helped wrote a hit piece against McCain for Saturday Night Live. I’m amazed that this electioneering by a candidate is not a violation of FEC law; at the very least, as Ann Althouse says, they should have been required to run a “I’m NBC and I approve this message” disclosure.


Government 101: Up to 97% of former Long Island Rail Road employees apply for and get six figure government disability payments, leading to a shortage of tee times. This is classic union racketeering, the kind of thing that’s known as organized crime when practiced by Mafioso.


I don’t know whether to be scared or aroused:

Groups of rogue MILF fighters are wandering around the south, looking for food, and fighting back when they encounter police or troops. These MILF are trying to portray themselves as defenders … The rogue MILF groups (about ten percent of the total MILF) are improvising, but are unable to pull off this portraying themselves as victims bit. In the last ten days, the army has seized several MILF camps, putting over a thousand of their inhabitants on the run.

No comment on the MILF from the VPILF.

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