Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Thoughts: With global warming looming

Scientists are fearing a mini ice age in Europe.

The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini ice age.

The dramatic finding comes from a study of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic, which found a 30% reduction in the warm currents that carry water north from the Gulf Stream.

The slow-down, which has long been predicted as a possible consequence of global warming, will give renewed urgency to intergovernmental talks in Montreal, Canada, this week on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

Of course the ice age is being caused by none other than, you guessed it, global warming.

They can't have it both ways, according to the environmental whackos, whether the Earth warms up and cools down, they were right. Well which is it? Is the Earth going to cool down or is it going to heat up? How can you say both?

They can't. The global climate goes in cycles, we've been warming up for a while now, and it is only a matter of time before it starts cooling again. I've said this many times. The environmental whackos are always wrong.

Thoughts: This should take 2 minutes to decide

Schools can't give kids asperin with out parental permission, girls can't get their ears peirced with out permission, so why should they be able to get an abortion with out parental permission? And why is it taking the Supreme Court this long to decide if daughters need permission from the parents to have an abortion?

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with how to handle a New Hampshire law that requires a parent be told before a daughter ends her pregnancy, an emotional showdown in the court's first abortion rights case in five years.

New Chief Justice John Roberts seemed sympathetic to the state, but other justices said they were troubled that the law does not make an exception for minors who have a medical emergency.

At the same time, the court did not appear satisfied with an appeals court ruling that struck down the law, one of dozens around the country that require parental involvement when a teen seeks an abortion.

Although the case does not challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that said abortion is a fundamental constitutional right, the stakes are still significant and could signal where the high court is headed under Roberts and after the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Abortion was a prominent subject in Roberts' confirmation hearings and has emerged as a major issue in President Bush's nomination of appeals court Judge Samuel Alito to replace O'Connor, who has been the swing vote in support of abortion rights.

As protesters demonstrated outside, the argument inside the court was at times contentious, with justices talking over each other and over the lawyers.

This is why I hate liberals, they have no common sense. They are the first ones who would complain if my school nurse gave me some aspirin in school, but they are the first ones to complain if a parents wants their daughter to notify them before an abortion.

Thoughts: I love Michelle Malkin

If you don't read her website every day you should, here is her latest column at townhall.

It isn't out-of-control conservatives tossing Molotov cocktails at police officers in San Francisco, burning American soldiers in effigy, and smearing pig's blood and feces on the walls and windows of military recruitment centers across the country to protest on behalf of peace.

It isn't rage-blinded conservative professors who embrace fragging (the murder of American soldiers by their fellow soldiers on the battlefield) as a legitimate anti-war tactic.

It isn't vengeful conservatives torching SUVs, condo developments, and research facilities, and targeting biotech and pharmaceutical company employees and their families to protest on behalf of the environment.

It wasn't mad conservatives sporting "F--- Bush" license plates, punching cardboard cutouts of the president, and vowing to secede after losing the 2004 presidential election.

It wasn't rabid conservatives who gloated over Ronald Reagan's death or John Ashcroft's pancreatitis.

It wasn't a gut-busting conservative journalist who vowed to kill herself if Dick Cheney ran for president. (That would be the perpetually aggrieved Helen Thomas.)

It wasn't hate-filled Republican officials who reportedly screamed "faggot" and "fruitcake" and "I'll break your nose" at their political opponents. (Those were all Democrats: Pennsylvania state legislator Vincent Fumo, California Rep. Pete Stark, and Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, respectively.)

It isn't fanatical conservatives joking about the assassination of President Bush and the execution of his Republican aides. (That, Ms. Garofalo, would include your Air America colleagues. But I'll forgive you if you weren't tuned in to them. Few are.)

Not only is she brilliant, she is also beautiful.

Sports: Hot Stove Update

The biggest free agent in the off season has signed. Paul Konorko resigned with the White Sox for 5 years $60 million after rejecting a $65 million contract from the Orioles. Good for Konorko. I respect players that take less money to stay with the team they like. The White Sox are shaping up to be a very great team again. Their offense should be better next year with Thome, if healthy, and Konorko in the middle of the line up.

Redsox nation is trying their best to make him stay in Fenway, they just made a new site, I just signed the petition to keep him and I was number 15367. I don't know if this will do anything, but atleast Manny can see that Redsox nation still loves him.

Thoughts: And people wonder why I hate the NAACP

Because they stick up for a convicted murderer on death row. Not only is he guilty of four murders, he is also one of the co-founders of the Crips.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Monday announced a two-week "crusade" through California to show its opposition to the pending execution of gang founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stanley "Tookie" Williams.

The group hopes to convince California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that Williams deserves to live because of his work in encouraging young people to stay away from gangs.

Williams, who co-founded the notorious Crips gang, is scheduled to be executed Dec. 13 for murdering four people during robberies in 1979. Supporters ranging from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the actor Jamie Foxx are urging Schwarzenegger to grant Williams clemency and commute his sentence to a life in prison without the possibility of parole.

"I am convinced that our community is best served if Stan is alive and contributing to the guidance of our youth," NAACP President Bruce Gordon said in a release. "He is a one-of-a-kind human asset who needs to exercise his unique ability to touch the lives of young people."

This sends a good message to murderer and felons everywhere. It is alright to murder and kill, just as long as you write children books afterwards telling people its wrong ot murder. This is total crap, Williams deserves to die for what he did. It is as simple as that, if you committ a crime you should face up to the punishment.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Thoughts: Tourture doesn't work

Well unless your John McCain, than it works on him.

Sen. John McCain is leading the charge against so-called "torture" techniques allegedly used by U.S. interrogators, insisting that practices like sleep deprivation and withholding medical attention are not only brutal - they simply don't work to persuade terrorist suspects to give accurate information.

Nearly forty years ago, however - when McCain was held captive in a North Vietnamese prison camp - some of the same techniques were used on him. And - as McCain has publicly admitted at least twice - the torture worked!

In his 1999 autobiography, "Faith of My Fathers," McCain describes how he was severely injured when his plane was shot down over Hanoi - and how his North Vietnamese interrogators used his injuries to extract information.

"Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I did not cooperate," he wrote.

How can someone who is against tourture, because it doesn't work, believe that, when it worked on him? That is what I want to know.

And I also want to know why he put a provision in his law saying tourture is understandable when there is a fear of a nuclear bomb. But tourture doesn't work McCain? Why would you allow it than?

I don't agree with tourture, as I think we are above that. But sometimes it is necassary. As far as I'm concerned if we have to tourture a few nutjobs to save thousand of American lifes I'm all for it.

I heard a wacko theory the other day, if this law passes, the terrorists will be more apt to surrender. Because they know they will be treated well. Sure in theory that sounds good, but lets have some practicallity. If Bin Ladin and the rest of the terrorists came out tomorrow and said they would no longer tourture our soldiers, would they be more likely to surrended? I think not.

Thoughts: I hate political correctness

According to liberals we can't celebrate Christmas anymore. We have to celebrate the "holidays". But this isn't the holiday season, this is the Christmas season. As much as I respect the Jews, Hanukkah doesn't boast our economy, Christmas does. So please tell me, what is the harm of calling a Christmas tree a Christmas tree?
If it's a spruce tree adorned with 10,000 lights and 5,000 ornaments displayed on the Capitol grounds in December, it's a Christmas tree and that's what it should be called, says House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Hastert, R-Ill., in a letter to the Architect of the Capitol, recommended that the annual Capitol Holiday Tree, as it has been called the past several years, be renamed the Capitol Christmas Tree.

"I strongly urge that we return to this tradition and join the White House, countless other public institutions and millions of American families in celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas tree," Hastert wrote to Architect Alan Hantman.

His office said the tree began to be referred to as the Holiday Tree in the 1990s. Spokesman Ron Bonjean said the reasons were unclear.

On Dec. 8 Hastert will flip the switch to light the tree, a 65-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. On Tuesday workmen were erecting the tree on the West Front of the Capitol.

I wouldn't be surprised if liberals try to outlaw Christmas and try to force Kwanza on us. This is fucking ridiculous, I can't believe they are going this far to destroy everything Christian.

This country was founded under Judeo Christian principles, not anything else. This is a country under God and that is the way it should be.

Thoughts: Atleast one Democrat gets it

It is only a matter of time before he switches party over to Republican. The Democratic base has to be hating Lieberman after he praised Bush's efforts in Iraq.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, just back from Iraq, wants President Bush to give the American people details about the progress being made in that country - from military triumphs to the proliferation of cellphones and satellite dishes.
Lieberman wrote an oped at the Wall Street Journal that just explains everything perfectly.

I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn.

Progress is visible and practical. In the Kurdish North, there is continuing security and growing prosperity. The primarily Shiite South remains largely free of terrorism, receives much more electric power and other public services than it did under Saddam, and is experiencing greater economic activity. The Sunni triangle, geographically defined by Baghdad to the east, Tikrit to the north and Ramadi to the west, is where most of the terrorist enemy attacks occur. And yet here, too, there is progress.

There are many more cars on the streets, satellite television dishes on the roofs, and literally millions more cell phones in Iraqi hands than before. All of that says the Iraqi economy is growing. And Sunni candidates are actively campaigning for seats in the National Assembly. People are working their way toward a functioning society and economy in the midst of a very brutal, inhumane, sustained terrorist war against the civilian population and the Iraqi and American military there to protect it.

It is a war between 27 million and 10,000; 27 million Iraqis who want to live lives of freedom, opportunity and prosperity and roughly 10,000 terrorists who are either Saddam revanchists, Iraqi Islamic extremists or al Qaeda foreign fighters who know their wretched causes will be set back if Iraq becomes free and modern. The terrorists are intent on stopping this by instigating a civil war to produce the chaos that will allow Iraq to replace Afghanistan as the base for their fanatical war-making. We are fighting on the side of the 27 million because the outcome of this war is critically important to the security and freedom of America. If the terrorists win, they will be emboldened to strike us directly again and to further undermine the growing stability and progress in the Middle East, which has long been a major American national and economic security priority.

Read the rest, it is well worth it.

Thoughts: He found the human rights abuses

I think I am going to hell, because I think this is funny. A group of anti-war morons went over to Iraq to investigate all the attrocoties the US troops are committing, instead of finding abuses by the troops they get kidnapped by the terrorist scum they support.

A British aid worker who is believed to be in his 70s was among four people kidnapped in Iraq, the Foreign Office said last night.

Norman Kember, a professor who formerly worked in a London teaching hospital, was abducted with two Canadian aid workers on Saturday. An American aid worker was also believed to have been taken.

The Foreign Office said it was "setting in motion an urgent investigation".

Mr Kember's wife, Pat, said at her home in Pinner, north-west London, that she was receiving a great deal of support. She said her husband was working for a number of organisations in Iraq.

Canadian officials reported the kidnapping early on Sunday. Canada, which does not have an embassy or troops in Iraq, has been advising Canadians, including humanitarian workers, not to go to Iraq.

The missing workers are the latest among hundreds of foreigners who have been abducted in Iraq.

I know I am going to hell, because I hope all the anti-war morons over there get kidnapped. Maybe after they get kidnapped and tourtured they will see why we are fighting over there.

Thoughts: The most dispicable person in America

Ramsey Clark
Former attorney general Ramsey Clark's decision to help Saddam Hussein's defense team marks the latest in a string of controversial causes he has joined.

"Every time these big cases come up, it seems like Ramsey Clark is by their side," said Sean Murphy, a professor of international law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "At some point, that diminishes the significance of having a former U.S. attorney general on the case."

Among others he has defended:

• Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslavian president on trial in the Hague, Netherlands, for alleged war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.

• Palestine Liberation Organization leaders sued by the family of an elderly tourist shot and thrown off a ship by Palestinian terrorists.

• Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a leader of the Rwandan genocide.

"I've been in many unpopular cases where there's been high community prejudice against the defendants, but here everybody has been hurt, and everybody is angry," Clark said of the Saddam trial. (Related story: Saddam trial resumes with confrontation)

On Monday Clark sat alongside the defense team representing Saddam and seven co-defendants in a heavily guarded courtroom in Baghdad. He told CNN that it would be difficult to give Saddam a fair trial in Iraq.

"How can you ask a witness to come in when there's a death threat?" Clark said. "Unless there's protection for the defense, I don't know how the trial can go forward."

Clark, 77, served as attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1967 to 1969. Earlier, he had served in the Justice Department and was involved in key civil rights legislation, including the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

He went on to teach law and became a critic of the Vietnam War.

Clark, an opponent of the Iraq war, met with Saddam in February 2003, in the weeks prior to the invasion.

He founded the International Action Center, which calls for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Clark also started VoteToImpeach, an organization dedicated to impeaching President Bush.

In an opinion article for the Los Angeles Times early this year, Clark wrote that he offered to help Saddam because a fair trial was "critically important to the future of democracy in Iraq."

Ramsey Clark should be tried for treason.

Sports: Who's in center?

With the Yankees still looking for a center fielder, Joe Torre has thought about putting A-rod or Jeter in center.
Yankees manager Joe Torre said Monday the club is keeping its options open for its pressing need of a center fielder, including the possible use of one of its two All-Star-caliber shortstops, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

Torre said he has considered the merits of converting either shortstop Jeter or AL MVP Rodriguez, who has been playing third base since joining the Yankees, but has not raised the subject with either of his star players.

"We've thought about it," Torre said. "We just haven't made a commitment to that. We haven't broached it with the shortstops."

Thoughts: Ted Turner shows the idiot that he is

It is sad that people actually believe this. Ted Turner actually believes Iraq is no better off now than it was before the Iraq war. How stupid can one person be?
Media mogul Ted Turner said Monday that Iraq is "no better off" following the U.S.-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Turner said the situation in Iraq is serious but not hopeless. He raised concerns about global overpopulation, poverty and hunger.

He also called for nuclear disarmament.

He said the U.S. and Russia still have thousands of nuclear weapons pointed at each other on a "hair trigger." He said if he were in charge _ making it clear he wasn't and never would be _ "we'd be rid of them."

He warned that a nuclear war could "kill everything on the planet" and said it could take place in an afternoon. Turner said he was afraid someone in power could make the mistake to launch a nuclear war, including President Bush, based on his previous decisions.

"You have to question ... the president on a lot of decisions he's made," Turner said. "He might just think launching those weapons would be a good thing to do. ... He thought Iraq was."

Turner said war is an outdated form of diplomacy that has stopped working.

I don't remember Ted Turner and his liberal ilk blasting Clinton for his wars, Somalia and Iraq. How can someone actually believe this? They must have no common sense what so ever. Common sense tells you that a country is better off when a tyrannical dictator is dethroned. There is no more rape rooms, there is no more mass graves, and there is no more mass torture.

These people's hatred for Bush is so extreme they can't even see that getting rid of Saddam Hussein is a good thing. Whether or not you agree with the reasons for war no reasonable person can say that Saddam was a good leader.

History has shown war is a necessary thing and will show that the war in Iraq was the right thing to do.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sports: Monday Night Football


Sports: Hot stove update

Wow...With BJ Ryan getting a 5 year deal I thought for sure Billy Wagner would have received a similar contract. But instead Wagner agreed to a 4 year $43 million contract from the Mets. The Mets are starting to look very very good. They are going to have one hell of an offense this year with picking up Delgado. I would hate to be the opposing pitcher facing the Mets, specially if the rumors surrounding Manny Ramirez come true. The Mets were a decent team last year but desperately needed a bulpen. The acquisition of Wagner gives them the shut down closer they desperately needed. If they keep this up I might have to pick against the Braves for the first time in 14 years.

The A's surprisingly are spending some money signing Estabon Loaiza to a 3 years $21 million contract. Pitchers in Oakland seem to have the same magic as Atlanta, they flourish at both places. I think this is a good fit for the A's and Loaiza. I think he will have a decent year this year and hopefully they can beat out the Angels this year.

Thoughts: Iraq is the centerpise

If we fail in Iraq we will fail in the war on terror. Live with out Saddam is better in Iraq. But yet liberals think we are not doing a good job in Iraq and want to pull out.
The former Iraqi prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has called for immediate action against human rights abuses.

Such abuses are as bad today as they were under Saddam Hussein, Mr Allawi told Britain's Observer newspaper.

His comments come two weeks after 170 detainees were found at an interior ministry centre, some allegedly suffering from abuse and starvation.

Iraq's president dismissed Mr Allawi's allegations, saying his government did not accept the torture of prisoners.

Atleast he gets it, he knows that if we don't finish the job in Iraq everything we have done will be a complete waste.

He also warned of the danger of Iraq disintegrating in chaos.

"Iraq is the centrepiece of this region," he said. "If things go wrong, neither Europe nor the United States will be safe."

Thoughts: When is a baby a baby?

The age old question regarding to the abortion debate. When do you consider a baby a baby? conception? 3 months? 6 months? 9 months? or after birth? Or how about when the baby can survive after labor? No one will ever agree on when it is ok or not ok to abort a fetus.

According to a doctor in Britain 50 babies are born alive after an abortion. To me that is just plain appalling. I myself am against abortion. I don't like the idea of a baby not giving a chance to live. I understand and can see why people have and want abortions but if you haven't decided to abort the fetus after the first few months than you shouldn't be able to at all.
A GOVERNMENT agency is launching an inquiry into doctors’ reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions.

The investigation, by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), comes amid growing unease among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could see them being charged with infanticide.

This is what appealed to me the most.

“They can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks’ gestation,” he said. “I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.”
After a certain point, specially when the fetus can be born as a baby, living and breating, i think the point of no return has happened.

The number of terminations carried out in the 18th week of pregnancy or later has risen from 5,166 in 1994 to 7,432 last year. Prenatal diagnosis for conditions such as Down’s syndrome is increasing and foetuses with the condition are routinely aborted, even though many might be capable of leading fulfilling lives. In the past decade, doctors’ skill in saving the lives of premature babies has improved radically: at least 70%-80% of babies in their 23rd or 24th week of gestation now survive long-term.

Abortion on demand is allowed in Britain up to 24 weeks — more than halfway through a normal pregnancy and the highest legal limit for such terminations in Europe. France and Germany permit “social” abortions only up to the 10th and 12th weeks respectively.

All those lives lost, never given a chance to live or breath bothers me.

I hear the argument all the time, but isn't it better to abort a baby than to have them grow up in poverty and misery? No I don't think it is. There aresuccessfulf succesful people who have came from nothing. If you wanted to abort every person born into poverty this world would miss plenty of people who make a difference in the world every day.

Thoughts: Damned if you do Damned if you don't

This is why I'd hate to be in the Democratic Party, If you want to run for President in 2008 a do you support or oppose the war in Iraq.

For those eyeing a presidential run in 2008, the stakes are particularly high. Any position they take is a gamble given the uncertain terrain in Iraq and the United States in three years.

"If you stake out too specific of a position this early, you may have to take that back, and you can only zig and zag so many times in American politics," said Darrell West, a political scientist at Brown University in Rhode Island.

So potential presidential candidates have stark decisions to make:

_Do they stick with President Bush's stay-the-course strategy in a war that many Americans believe is going south, and risk being dragged down as well?

_Do they present their own detailed plans to bring U.S. troops home _ and open themselves to criticism of "cutting and running?"

_Do they take the same stance they always have, and leave themselves vulnerable to claims that they failed to respond to the changing situation?

Governors and others beyond Washington considering a White House run are under less pressure to declare positions on the war because they don't have to vote on it. Nevertheless, some have been vocal.

If you support it you will alienate your base and not get the nomination. But if you oppose the war you will alienate the rest of America and not win the actual election. I still believe if the Democrats ran an actual Pro War candidate in 2004 he would have beat Bush.

We all know Hillary Clinton is not pro-war. But she has taken the pro-war stance because she knows she has to act like a Republican in order to have any chance to win the Presidency in 2008. I love it when other Democracts call her on it.

A former Green Party member who advocates an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq says he will challenge incumbent Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2006 Democratic nomination for Senate.

"She's in favor of the war and in favor of continuing the occupation," Steven Greenfield, a professional saxophone player, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his New Paltz home.

A senior adviser to Clinton, Howard Wolfson, declined to comment on Greenfield's declaration.

Clinton voted to give President Bush the power to go to war, and while she has been critical of his conduct of the effort she has stopped short of calling for a troop withdrawal.

Greenfield, 44, who has a degree in economics, switched to the Democratic party just last month so he could challenge Clinton. He says he likely will need 15,000 petition signatures statewide to get on next September's ballot.

In 2002, as a Green Party candidate, Greenfield challenged Democratic U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey. Greenfield got fewer than 3,000 votes to Hinchey's more than 113,000.

There is no way Greenfield can win a general election but he will cause her problems in a primary. And he will give Republicans someone to root for and quote against the evil that is Hillary.

When Hillary runs for President in 2008 this is what she will have to beat in the primary just on a bigger scale.

Sports: Sunday football thoughts

The Patriots are just terrible this year. I really thought at the beginning of the year they had a chance of winning it all this year. Granted the Patriots will still win the AFC east and they will still make the play offs because their division, which was supposed to be the best in the NFL, happens to be the worst.

Right now they are full of injuries at every position. Their defense is just terrible, I don't think they will win 1 game in the play offs unless they start playing better and get some of their hurt players back.

Yesterdays game showed how bad they are. They played a good offensive team in the Kansas City Chiefs and just got manhandled. The game should have been more of a blow out than the 26-16 score showed. 3 or 4 times the Chiefs drove down the field like they were playing a highschool football team, but couldn't finish the job. The one good thing they can take out of this game was their redzone defense.

Brady looked pretty bad too, throwing 4 interceptions. Granted 2 or 3 of them were tipped balls that should have been caught, that is no excuse. Brady is making horrible decision right now that he shouldn't be making. Brady is supposed to be the calm and cool QB who doesn't make mistakes.

How did the Giants not win that game against the Seahawks? Oh that's right, have their field goal kicker miss 3 fieldgoals in the 2nd half/overtime. That is just unforgivable, I can understand missing a field goal over 50 yards that one of them wear. But I can't excuse a kicker missing 2 field goals under 50 yards that are game winners. That is just inexcusable. The Seahawks too advantage of the Giants mistakes and won the game. Alexander started off slow but ended with around 120 yards rushing and 1 touch down. Alexander is the best back in the game not named Tomlinson.

Can you believe that comeback the Rams made? I can't. The Texans were up 10 with under a minute left in the game and they blow it. If i were the Texans I'd kill myself now.

How about Da Bears. Their defense can't be scored on. They won again 13-10. They have given less than 20 points in 8 straight games. That is just unprecedented. If they anything resembling an offense I would already name them the Superbowl winners.

Hopefully tonight will be the Colts first loss of the year.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Sports: Jays fill a hole

ESPN is reporting they signed BJ ryan to a 5 year $47 million contract.

B.J. Ryan and the Toronto Blue Jays have reached a preliminary agreement on a $47 million, five-year contract, a high-ranking baseball official told The Associated Press Friday.

Ryan, a left-hander who turns 30 next month, is getting the largest deal given to a reliever, topping the $39.99 million, four-year contract Mariano Rivera had with the New York Yankees from 2001-04. Rivera just completed the first season of a $21 million, two-year deal with the Yankees.

The baseball official spoke on condition of anonymity because Toronto had not yet announced the agreement.

"We're still talking to him," Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said. "To me, this whole thing is premature."

The GM of the Blue Jays says it isn't finalized yet and I hope it isn't. Blue Jays would be grossly over paying for someone who isn't proven yet. I love BJ Ryan and I think he will be a great closer, but he has only done it for one year.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Thoughts: How will the Redsox do next year?

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1) With Florida cutting salary once again, is it disappointing as a fan to see some franchises 'forced' to do so?
Disappointing for me, no, disappointing for the Marlins yes. But it is the nature of the business and if I were a Marlins fan I wouldn't be too upset about the organization. They have won 2 World Series since they became a franchise. If the fans actually supported the team they wouldn't have to sell off their players.
2) How will Josh Beckett fare with Boston in 2006, compared to 2005 in Florida (15-8, 3.38 ERA)?
I think he will have more wins, I'm predicting an 19-4 records with about the same ERA. I think Schilling will have a positive influence over Beckett, much like Schilling had a positive influence over Jon Palpelbon. I wouldn't be surprised if Beckett wins the Cy Young award in the next few years.
3) What will be Beckett's largest obstacle in switching teams and leagues?
Great pitchers don't have large obstacles when switching teams. And I think Beckett can be a great pitcher. He has shown he has the stuff he just needs to stay healthy. The only obstacle he will face is staying off the DL.
4) Which of these 2005 Red Sox starting pitchers would help the Red Sox most by going to the bullpen full-time in 2006?
Clement has to stay in the starting rotation. I can't see him going to the bulpen. I love Wake, he will and do what ever is asked of him with no complaints. I think he deserves to be in the starting rotation. So I'd have to go with Bronson Arroyo, unless he is traded.
5) How do you feel Mike Lowell impacts the Red Sox at third base?
Mike Lowell is a gold glover that will improve our defense tremendously. I hope he comes back to his 2003, 2004 form and last year was just an off year. I think he wants to earn his money and not just slack off. Maybe I'm just being a homer and a HUGE optimistic, but I think he will hit closer to his old self.
6) When will the Red Sox get back to the World Series?
As of right now, I'd say they are the favorites to go to the World Series in 2006. But a lot can happen from now till April. And a lot can happen from April to October. If the Sox can resign Damon, acquire a top notch 1st baseman, and stay healthy, then I'd say they are the favorites. But we haven't see George go on his spending spree yet and acquire a list of over priced too old ex all stars yet.
7) Which of the following best describes the Marlins acquisition of Hanley Ramirez?
I think Hanley Ramirez will be a perennial all star for the Marlins. Maybe not this year because he will be a rookie. But I wish him the best and wish we could have kept him. Chances are he will just be a steady player and nothing special, but I had big hopes for this kid and wish him the best.

Thoughts: Those wacky Canadians

So what is the biggest threat to Canada? Terrorism? no. Global warming? no. United States? No. So what is their biggest threat? UFO's. According to a former defense minister anyways.
A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”

By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

He must have watch War of the World or Indepence Day and thought it was real. He went on to say.

"I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."

Hellyer revealed, "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."


That is all I have to say about that.

Sports: Redspx deal for Beckett is finalized

But not before Guillermo Mota was thrown into the deal. I love this trade even more now. Sure he lost the Marlins closer job to Todd Jones last year, but he isn't suited for closing, he is suited for setting up the closer. I think this trade does a lot to suring up our bulpen too.
The winter clearance sale at Florida Marlins headquarters has officially begun. That Josh Beckett is about to leave the racks doesn't seem to bother him a bit.

The Marlins and Red Sox on Thursday completed their trade that sends Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell to Boston, but not before reliever Guillermo Mota was added to a deal that netted Florida four prospects Thursday night.

The trade was reported and confirmed by baseball officials earlier in the week, but it wasn't finalized until the players passed their physicals. The announcement Thursday included two new names: Mota is headed to Boston and minor league right-hander Harvey Garcia to the Marlins.

I heard some speculation that this deal was off, that was why it was taking so long to be finalized. But now I see why it was taking longer, they were adding players to the deal.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sports: Thanksgiving Football

Well so far I am right, well mostly right.

The Falcons killed the Lions much like I thought they would. Falcons couldn't afford to lose this game other wise they would have been out of the play off hunt. I didn't get to watch most of the game, but when I was watching Vick and the Falcons were just manhandling the Lions. Warrick Dunn was running on command and Vick was throwing the ball well. As for the Lions, they just stunk. They are one of the most disappointing teams this year. A lot of people picked them to win their division and now they are just out of it.

Now we have the Cowboys against the Broncos. From what I've seen so far the game has been pretty even. I am right so far about Plummer, he has already thrown 1 interception on the day. If not for Bailey returning an interception for a touchdown the Cowboys would be winning.

So lets see what happens for the rest of the game now that the 2nd half just started.

Well the Cowboys just punted with a minute 48 left in the game. The Score is tied 21-21, lets see what Plummer can do here. I predict an interception in the Cowboys territory that leads to the Cowboys winning with a last second field goal.

3rd and 2 now with a minute left on the clock, lets see what can happen here. Broncos let the time run down to 55 seconds before they call a time out. The Broncos don't trust their QB either, otherwise they would have called a play right away and not worried about turning the ball over. I doubt Belicheck would restrict Brady in this situation.

After the time out, Plummer throws a bad pass that goes over the recievers head. 4th down time to punt. 50 seconds on the clock for Drew Bledsoe.

Cowboys have the ball now on the Broncos 30.

Looks like the Cowboys aren't moving the ball at all. Looks like it is going to be overtime.

Broncos got the ball to start over time and on the 2nd play in Overtime Ron Dayne runs all the way to the 7 or 8 yard line. Looks like I was wrong, Broncos are going to win.

Broncos win 24-21.

Thoughts: Happy Thanksgiving

What were our forefathers thankful for?
George Washington proclaimed in 1789:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the tranquility [sic], union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn [sic] kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease [sic] of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York
the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington
So what was George Washington thankful for? God! How do you liberals feel about that?

The truth about Thanksgiving.

RUSH: From my second bestseller, "See, I Told You So, ""Chapter 6, "Dead White guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving." The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century (that's the 1600s for those of you in Rio Linda, California). The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs.

A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences.

On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible.

The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work.

But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford's detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves.
And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims – including Bradford's own wife – died of either starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats. Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper!

This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments.

Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belong to the community as well.

They were going to distribute it equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well. Nobody owned anything. They just had a share in it. It was a commune, folks. It was the forerunner to the communes we saw in the '60s and '70s out in California – and it was complete with organic vegetables, by the way.

Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage, thus turning loose the power of the marketplace.

That's right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn't work! Surprise, surprise, huh? What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation!
But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild's history lesson If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future.

"The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years...that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God," Bradford wrote. "For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense...that was thought injustice."

Why should you work for other people when you can't work for yourself? What's the point?

Do you hear what he was saying, ladies and gentlemen? The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford's community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the undergirding capitalistic principle of private property. Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result?
"This had very good success," wrote Bradford, "for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been." Bradford doesn't sound like much of a Clintonite, does he? Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes. Read the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41. Following Joseph's suggestion (Gen 41:34), Pharaoh reduced the tax on Egyptians to 20% during the "seven years of plenty" and the "Earth brought forth in heaps." (Gen. 41:47)

In no time, the Pilgrims found they had more food than they could eat themselves.

Now, this is where it gets really good, folks, if you're laboring under the misconception that I was, as I was taught in school.

So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London. And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the "Great Puritan Migration."

Sports: Thanksgiving Thursday

What does that mean to me? FOOTBALL!!!!

The early game, Atlanta at Detroit, should be a good game. I'd have to say that the Falcons are the favorites to win the game but that depends on how Michael Vick plays. The Falcons have lost 2 straight even though Vick put up good numbers, but he did have some late turnovers in both games to blow the game. If the Falcons lose this game I would officially take them out of the play off race.

The game I really want to watch is the late game, Denver at Dallas. Denver is probably the favorite in this game, but I think the Cowboys are going to win. I know Jake Plummer has been playing good all year, but I still don't trust him. I see him throwing for 2 or 3 interceptions and the Cowboys winning by 2 touchdowns. Parcells has the Cowboys playing great and I think they will keep on rolling.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thoughts: Typical liberalism

In typical liberal fashion Hillary Clinton said she will take a wait and see stance on Iraq. That must take a lot of courage and strength to say you will wait and see. Oh wait it doesn't. Now Hillary can wait and see what happens, stick her finger in the air, and which ever way it blows she can say that was her position all along.

With Americans embroiled in a heated debate over the US invasion of Iraq, Senator Hillary Clinton has taken a position considerably to the right of many in her Democratic party, including that of her ex-president husband.

An early favorite to win her party's 2008 presidential nod, the former first lady was guarded in remarks Monday on the way forward in Iraq, just days after John Murtha, a pro-military former Marine in the US House, stunned the political establishment by calling for a complete US withdrawal.

Why are liberals so afraid to tell the American people how they actually feel?

Why can't they? Because like most liberals, outside of of the liberal thresholds, they will lose. Liberalism does not win elections, it is as simple as that. Hillary Clinton knows if she tells the American people how she really feels, to withdraw from Iraq, she would have even less of a chance to win the Presidency in 08 than she already has.

I am sick and tired of these ballless politicians.

Sports: Well maybe its thoughts

I found even more reasons why I like Josh Becket. He is a conservative.
Marlins pitcher Josh Beckett mysteriously gave his bikini model girlfriend the hook recently. The reasons are unclear, although it came as an outrageous interview with her appeared in a men's magazine.

The 24-year-old Beckett — a George Bush conservative whose other loves include deer hunting and country singer Kenny Chesney — had been dating Fox Sports' The Best Damn Sports Show Period regular Leeann Tweeden for most of this year. She was spotted at the then-World Champs' Jupiter training camp in February. And the two of them signed autographs at a charity function near Beckett's Houston home in November.

Although I don't think I would have gave Leeann Tweeden the ax. She is pretty damn hot.

Looks like he should get along good with Curt Schilling.

Sports: When will these trades end?

This has been a great off season for trades so far. First Redsox traded away their top prospect for Josh Becket, then the Mets traded away their top prospect for Carlos Delgado. Now the white sox traded Aaron Rowan to the Phillies for Jim Thome.

To me this is a bad trade for the White Sox and a great trade for the Phillies.

The Phillies get a good center fielder who brings energy to a team along with getting rid of a HUGE burdensome contract. This will let them start Ryan Howard at first base next year. With unloading Thomes contract I wouldn't doubt them resigning Billy Wagner now that they have extra money.

As for the White Sox, sure if Thome is healthy he is a great offensive first baseman. Who will also benefit with the DH in Chicago. But he was barely healthy all last year and I don't know how healthy he will be this year either. This must also mean they believe they have
no chance of resigning Paul Kornorko.

I wouldn't have made this trade if I were the White Sox. I just don't have faith in Thome anymore. He is owed too much money for the chance that he will just be injured for another year.

Sports: So sorry TO

Arbitration worked! Terrell Owens suspension was upheld.
Terrell Owens' season is effectively over after an arbitrator ruled Wednesday that the Philadelphia Eagles were justified in suspending him for four games.

Arbitrator Richard Bloch wrote that the Eagles clearly proved that the suspension was justified, and were within their right to pay their All-Pro receiver but not allow him to return "due to the nature of his conduct and its destructive and continuing threat to the team."

"We couldn't have written it any better ourselves," an Eagles official told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Thoughts: Why wasn't it like this before?

This shouldn't even had to have happened. Illigals crossing over Mexico that weren't mexican were intitled to a hearing, now they will just be deported with out a hearing. That is the way it should have been done to begin with.

The United States is closing a legal loophole which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to slip into the country and join the estimated 11 million undocumented foreigners already here.

Under long-standing procedure along the U.S. border with Mexico, illegal crossers of nationalities other than Mexican -- dubbed OTMs by the Border Patrol -- have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge before they could be deported.

Because of a severe shortage of space to hold them until the hearing, they were released after being fingerprinted and given a "notice to appear," a document stating they had agreed to show up at court at a certain date.

The notice serves as a travel document allowing its holder past Border Patrol checkpoints on the roads leading from the border to the interior. Most OTMs do not show up for their hearing and meld into the population.

Known as "catch and release", the practice has become part of an increasingly acrimonious debate over immigration policy and border security, an issue likely to loom large in Congress, next year's mid-term elections and the 2008 presidential poll.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said last month his department's aim was to "return every single entrant -- no exceptions" but gave no deadline. Mexicans are usually returned immediately -- and most of them try again, some within hours

Thoughts: You want the truth you can't handle the truth

Al-Jazeera wants an explanation on the memo to bomb them by Bush. They want an explanation?

The explanation is very simple, you aid and support the terrorists. Bush should have bombed them, would have made our job a lot easier in Iraq. Al-jazeera reports everything that is anti-American and pro-terrorist not the other way around.

There is a reason why Bin Ladin and his ilk send their tapes to Al-jazeera, and it isn't because they are fair and balanced. It is because that is who the support and that is who they root for in the war on terror.

So until they come and and say terrorism is wrong and we don't support those who do acts of evil, Fuck them. I'd bomb the hell out of them along with the terrorists scum.

Sports: Mets are stocking up

The Marlins are selling everyone, now they traded Delgado to the mets pending physicals.
The Mets have reached an agreement for a trade to bring Carlos Delgado from the Marlins, Newsday has learned. The trade won't be finalized until medical examinations of the players involved are complete and commissioner Bud Selig signs off on the deal.

The Mets have agreed to send righthanded pitching prospect Yusmeiro Petit and young first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Marlins for Delgado, according to someone familiar with the deal. As part of the deal, the Marlins will send $7 million back to the Mets to cover part of the $48 million remaining on Delgado's contract.

Delgado, 33, does not have veto powers over a trade. The lefthanded-hitting first baseman batted .301 with 33 home runs and 115 RBIs last year with the Marlins.
I think Omar Miniya is trying hard to make the Mets competitive. I fear that they are trading away their future for the now though. They showed it when they traded away two of their best prospects for Zambrano and Benson.

I do however like this trade. Delgado is still a force to be reckoned with. He mashes the ball and the Mets need a powerful left handed bat in the middle of their line up. This will also take pressure off Carlos Beltran who I think the Mets over payed for too, but that is a whole different story.

If the Mets can sign Billy Wagner I think they may have a chance to take the NL east. But their is no way I'd pick against the Braves.

Sports: Hot Stove update

The Mets finalized their offer to Billy Wagner. Mike and Mike in the morning is saying the offer is 3 years $30 million. I think in the end the Mets will over pay at $11 or $12 million a year for this closer.

I know the Yankees want Brian Giles, good news for them, the the Padres won't resign the slugger.

Javier Vasquez is still demanding a trade and will likely be done soon. I haven't heard any rumors about where he could end up. But I'm still sticking with my trade with the Redsox. Manny wants to play on the west coast and Vasquez wants to play on the East Coast. Makes sense to me.

The Baltimore Orioles are still trying to compete with the Redsox and Yankees. They offered BJ Ryan a 3 year $18 million contract. I think he can get more than this, but I think it is a very respectable offer. He was a great closer last year, but he doesn't have the track record of a Billy Wagner who got offered $30 million over 3 years.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Sports: Manny won't return to the Redsox

Well according to David Ortiz Manny won't be back.
One of baseball's most fearsome offensive duos in 2005 — Red Sox's David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez — appears to be history. According to Ortiz, "Manny is not returning to Boston."

"Manny is living through a difficult situation (in Boston) that only he and his family know and he no longer wants to play there," said Ortiz after arriving early Monday in the Dominican Republic.

Ramirez has asked for a trade in each of his five seasons with the Red Sox, but apparently this one is definite.

"I spoke with him last week before he left for Brazil and he told me that he wants to go to a team in the West," Ortiz, the Red Sox's designated hitter, said.

Manny maybe saying that right now, but if the Redsox can't find anyone to trade with I don't know that he won't show up.

The only team that I could see taking Manny is the Yankees and there is no way those two would ever trade with each other while they are both competitive.

I know Javier Vasquez wants out of Arizona. If we could get a swap for them two and maybe a Troy Glaus I could work with that other wise I see Manny being Manny in left field for the Redsox for another year.

Sports: I asked yesterday

What would the Yankees do to combat the Redsox aquiring Josh Beckett. Buster Olney of ESPN seems to think they might do nothing. If they were smart they would they would hold off, as there really isn't much out there right now.

But I can't see Steinbrenner sitting still and letting the Redsox get the leg up on him. So I am still interested in seeing what happens next.

Thoughts: Bush should have done what he planned

According to a White house memo Bush planned to bomb al-Jazeera. Good, he should have.

I love the headline here, "EXCLUSIVE: BUSH PLOT TO BOMB HIS ARAB ALLY Madness of war memo", that just makes me laugh. Since when has al-Jazeera been an ally? They have always been the terrorists news network. The first thing I would have done if I was Bush is to bomb al-Jazeera.

According to this report Blair is the one who talked Bush out of bombing the terrorist news network because he thought it would have caused a world wide backlash? The world already hates Bush and the United States, who cares if they hate us anymore? I know I really don't.

What I care about is the safety of our soldiers and of our country. That is my main concern.

Bravo for Bush for having the balls to think about bombing the terrorists propaganda. I just wish he didn't let Tony Blair talk him out of it.

Sports: Monday Night Football

Why did I even bother watching this game? It didn't matter who won and quite frankly I didn't really even care who won it in the first place.

All I can say now that the Packers are 2-8 I think it is time for Aaron Rodgers to get a start in Green Bay. Now I love Bret Farve. I think he is one of the top 3 quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. Farve just seems like he is lackadaisical. He threw at least 2 interceptions last night that I saw and one was returned for a touch down.

This could very well be Farve's last year and at 2-8 there is absolutely no chance that they can make this a productive season. So why not like Aaron Rodgers, their 1st round draft pick, start the next 6 games and see what he can do?

Farve isn't the future of the Packers, hopefully Rodgers can be.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Sports: So now that the Sox have Beckett

What will the Yankees do to counter this move?

Gammons seems to think they will over pay for Johnny Damon. I don't think they will, but I kind of hope they do, but I'd rather the Redsox resign him for less money.

I haven't heard much talk about Zito, but I remember talk about him possibly being up on the trading block after this season. Personally I think the Yankees are going to over trade for him. Maybe giving up Cano and Wang? Which would be horrible for the Yankees, but I could see Stienbrenner doing it.

So what do you all think they will do?

Sports: I wouldn't mind this trade

I actually think this would be good for the Redsox, even though I'd hate losing Hanley Ramirez but I'd love to acquire Josh Becket from the Marlins even though we'd have to take Mike Lowell in the process. I know Mike Lowell didn't play well last year but he was still a solid defender.

If his hitting could come back even close to what it was before last year it would be an amazing steal and easily make the Redsox the favorite in the AL east. That would also let the Redsox use Kevin Youkilus at 1st base and solve our problem there. Even though I still wouldn't mind finding a premire 1st baseman to go along with this team.

Although I don't put much credence in this trade rumor. I'm sure the Marlins and Redsox have talked about it, but usually when things are reported that means they aren't going to happen. In 2004 who in there right mind ever thought Theo would trade Nomar? I know I didn't even consider it. Those are the trades that happen, the surprising ones, not the predictable ones that people talk about.

Well it looks like I was wrong...hey it has happened a few times. haha

According to Ken Rosenthal at Fox News the trade is a done deal pending the physicals.

The Red Sox have made the first move in their annual off-season chess match with the Yankees, reaching a tentative agreement to acquire right-hander Josh Beckett and third baseman Mike Lowell from the Marlins for minor-league shortstop Hanley Ramirez, right-hander Anibal Sanchez and a third minor leaguer, has confirmed.
The deal, which is contingent on all of the players involved passing physicals, represents something of a departure for the Red Sox, who were resistant to trading top prospects under their previous general manager, Theo Epstein. However, the Red Sox will control Beckett for two seasons, and Ramirez was blocked at shortstop by Edgar Renteria.

The Sox outbid both the Rangers and Dodgers for Beckett, who will join right-hander Curt Schilling to give Boston two pitchers who have been World Series MVPs. Lowell will take over at third base, replacing Bill Mueller, a free agent.

Thoughts: How liberals effect morale in Iraq

Well depends what side you are one. If you are the terrorists they rise morale but if you are the troops they hurt the morale.

I've been saying this for a long time, the liberals do nothing but aide and comfort the terrorist scum and hurt our own troops every time they talk. Every anti-war speech just continues to hurt and hurt our own soldiers. They just don't realize it or maybe they just don't care.

I wouldn't doubt that the liberals would sacrifice the safety of our troops and of our nations just to defeat George W Bush. They are consumed with hate and can't think of anything else. Nothing else matters to these liberals but the defeat of Republicans. To them George Bush is more of a threat to the safety of the world than the 9-11 hijackers. Because we all know, if not for Bush 9-11 would never have happened. Hell to these people global warming is more of a problem than global terrorism.

If you go to al jazeera, the terrorists news network, you will find anti-war speech after anti-war speech. This is the news the terrorists read. They don't read Fox News, they don't listen to Rush Limbaugh, or read World Net Daily, they read al jazeera. Go to that site now, it is more anti American than CNN and that is hard to do.

I hope the liberal Democrats are proud when their speeches make it to al jazeera. I hope they are. And I hope they know they are responsible for strengthening the will to fight of the terrorists. They keep on hearing that this war in unwinnable and that we should cut and run. The terrorists hear that and think if they can hold on for just a little while longer we will retreat and they can take power back.

What these liberals don't understand is that we are at war. Whether you agree with it or not, whether you think Bush lied or not, or whether you supported or agreed with the war is irrelevant now. The truth is that we are at war. While at war our boys over in Iraq need all the support they can get. If we had a united front at home that would mobiles our troops and demoralize the enemy. If the enemy saw an united front back home they would know they stand no chance, which they don't.

It is because of Clinton cutting and running in Somalia, and Clinton not reacting when Bin Ladin attacked us through out that 90's that they became empowered. It is because liberal Democrats don't have the balls to combat these evil doers that they fight the way they do.

What these liberals don't understand is if we cut, ran, and surrendered it would do nothing more than empower the terrorists more. They would have more resolved and more vigor to fight. So whether or not you agree with the war, the least you could do is shut the fuck up and support the troops.

Sports: The GM search continues

Redsox are still trying to replace Theo Epstein, Beattie had a 2nd interview with Redsox management.

As of right now, I want Wilder to get the job. I originally wanted Dayton Moore, but he backed out as he will be the Braves successor in a few years. Wilder has been in charge of player development for the last few years of the Whitesox and they just won a World Series, so I wouldn't mind taking a chance on him.

Thoughts: This must be a joke

Bill Clinton is calling for a kinder and gentler political talk.

If Clinton is looking for a kinder and gentler political discourse, he only has his side to talk to. I don't see Republicans comparing Democrats to Nazis. I don't see Republicans saying Bush's lied people died. Majority of the hate comes from the left.

So if you want kinder and gentler political talk, talk to you side Mr President, otherwise just shut the fuck up.

Thoughts: So what happened to pulling out?

I thought the Iraq war was a mistake? I thought Bush lied? You fucking pussies!

After all that rhetoric on how America is evil, the war is wrong, we need to withdraw immediately, you could only muster up 3 measly votes to support surrendering and declaring the terrorists scum the winners in Iraq.

3 fucking votes? And you guys call yourselves a movement, you guys are the so called majority in the country? Murta what the hell happened? The day before this vote you said Iraq was unwinnable. You said we needed to leave Iraq this very instant, but yet you voted to stay the course. Why is this?

Maybe because your party is ruled by the Michael Moore/Cindy Sheehan extremism. It is pretty sad that you don't even believe your own rhetoric. The modern Democratic party is nothing but the party hypocrisy. The say one thing and vote another. They campaign one way and legislate another. The country is becoming wise to your ways. 40 years ago you may have gotten away with it. But this is a new age and a new time, no longer will you be able to get away with your hypocrisy.

Bravo to all the Republicans in the house who finally grew a set of balls and challenge these lying scum in the Democratic Party. About fucking time! We are in charge, not them. About time our leadership realizes this and starts to act like this.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Thoughts: I'm loving the Republicans in Congress right now

They are finally starting to get a back bone when it comes to dealing with the Democrats. They are finally starting to realize they are in charge. And they are showing it.

The house GOP have challenge the Democrats to vote on the war. If the Dems want to cut, run, and surrender.

House Republicans, sensing an opportunity for political advantage, maneuvered for a quick vote and swift rejection Friday of a Democratic lawmaker's call for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq.

"We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. "We will not retreat."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had no immediate reaction to the planned vote.

The GOP leadership decided to act little more than 24 hours after Rep. Jack Murtha, a hawkish Democrat with close ties to the military, said the time had come to pull out the troops. By forcing the issue to a vote, Republicans placed many Democrats in a politically unappealing position - whether to side with Murtha and expose themselves to attacks from the White House and congressional Republicans, or whether to oppose him and risk angering the voters that polls show want an end to the conflict.

Come on you liberal scum, put your money where your mouth is. Bush lied, People died! Vote for it then, vote to surrender, vote to weaken America. I dare you. I don't think the majority of them have the balls to vote to surrender and run.

Voting to withdraw the troops will be political suicide with the country and if they don't vote to withdraw it will political suicide with their base. I am loving this, they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. They thought they had us backed into the corner, well now that they have committed themselves to be the spineless cowards that they are, we are calling them on it.

Your move Democrats!

Thoughts: Prewar Intelligence

Sports: Hot off the Stove update

Pirates are doing what they need to do to build their franchise, they are signing their young stars to multi year contracts starting with Jason Bay. Most people probably have no clue who he is or what he did, but go look at his stats and look what he did last year. He is an extremely solid outfielder who I would have loved for the Redsox to pick up. Congrats on the Pirates for actually signing one of their players. Now hopefully the ownership is willing to sink some money into the franchise and hopefully become competitive in the next few years.

Some players I just like and respect more than other, Chipper Jones is one of those players. I love when players are willing to restructure their contracts to make the team better. Chipper won't make any less money over the length of the contract but this year he will only get $11 million instead of his scheduled $17 million he was supposed to make. Which should and will give the Braves more money to spend to pick up and sign some free agents.

The candidate I wanted to replace Theo Epstein has dropped out of the race, Dayton Moore. I thought he would have been a good fit into our system. So instead Beattie and Bowden have been called back for a 2nd interview. Sad thing is I really don't want either candidate as our next GM, but if I had to choose I'd go with Bowden. As he really didn't do a bad job with the Expos/Nationals with a limited budget.

Sports: So much for my Superbowl pick

Doctors have told McNabb that he should have surgery now to repair his sports hernia. Eagles are pretty much out of the play offs, so if I were McNabb I'll call this season a total loss and have the surgery to get ready for next year.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thoughts: I give this a week and he will be outed

The head of the NCAAP of Orange County has switched parties to Republican.

For decades, Republicans have struggled to reach out to black Americans. But now in Orange County, the GOP has to reach no further than the NAACP.

As of this week, Derrick Wallace, head of Orange County's NAACP, has switched parties -- to become a Republican.

"I've thought about this for two years," Wallace said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after returning from the elections office. "This is not a decision I made yesterday."

It is, however, a decision that rang out like a shot among political circles.

This is political suicide. Their is no way this guy will last out the week. I guarantee you his office has been flooded with calls to hang and lynch him for being an "Uncle Tom" and selling out to the "white man".

Wallace like a lot of black people are realizing, that it is the Republicans give them oppurtunity and the Democrats don't.
Wallace, a construction-company exec, was candid about the fact that his business life was a big part of his decision to change.

"It's purely a business decision. Ninety percent of those I do business with are Republicans," he said. "Opportunities that have come to my firm have been brought by Republicans."
I applaud this guy and hope he can stay as the head of the NCAAP. And Hopefully more people think like him and have been to afraid to make the jump.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thoughts: And People wonder why I hate Massachusetts

It seems 4 legislators have introduced a bill that would lessen punishment for beastiality. Now I'm willing to bet everything I own that the 4 legislators are all Democrats.
Four state legislators in Massachusetts have introduced a bill that would soften the crime of bestiality, a move pro-family activists say is a natural progression of the state's legalizing same-sex marriage.
This is just plain sick.

They're all strongly endorsed by the state's three major powerful homosexual lobbying groups. … They're all Democrats. They're all vocal supporters of homosexual 'marriage' and whatever else the homosexual lobby bids them to do.

"And now all four have introduced Senate bill 938. Even the left-wing Weekly Dig can't believe that the Massachusetts Legislature is poised to go this far."

I have no doubt that the homosexual lobby is in favor of this bill, how can they not be? This just adds credibility to people like me who said allowing gay marriage will eventually lead to marriage of people and animals and what ever else people can think of.

I doubt very much many gay people are in favor of this bill and would probably find this as derranged and disturbing as I do. But what most gay people don't realize, the people they support and vote for will vote and propose such things. The modern Democratic party has no choice, they are run by the far left wackos.