Sports and my thoughts

Friday, March 31, 2006

Sports: Why did we get rid of this guy?

So I turned on the Redsox game and who were we playing? The Reds. And who was pitching? Our good old buddy Bronson Arroyo. And I have to admit I loved watching him mow down the Sox. He pitched 7 scoreless innings and was his old self. I really don't know why Theo traded Arroyo.

I understand we had an abundance of pitching, but you can never have too much pitching. Pitching wins, it is that simple. I like Willy Mo Pena, unless he materializes into his potential this is a horrible trade.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thoughts: Why McKinney punched a cop

An update on why Cynthia McKinney punched a Capitol Police officer.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a liberal Democrat from Georgia, says she "deeply regrets" her "unfortunate confrontation" with a Capitol Hill police officer on Wednesday.

McKinney reportedly struck the officer in the chest when he stopped her for bypassing a metal detector, something that members of Congress are allowed to do.

The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, who struck him when he put his hand on her arm to get her attention.

Capitol Police say they are investigating the incident, which happened around 2:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building - and was captured on tape, according to the Drudge Report.

In a statement posted on her website, McKinney said, "I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not recognize me as a Member of Congress and a confrontation ensued. I did not have on my Congressional pin but showed the Police Officer my Congressional ID.
Translation: "I was in too much of a rush to care about what this peon, someone who doesn't deserve to be in the same room and breathe the same air as me, was saying to me."

That is what she really means.

Sports: MLB to investigate steroid use

Way to be proactive instead of reactive. Oh wait, it isn't 1996 is it? Oh yah it is 2006. They are only about 10 years too late to start investigating steroids in baseball.
Major League Baseball will investigate alleged steroid use by Barry Bonds and other players and plans to hire former U.S. Senate majority leader George Mitchell to lead the effort.

Mitchell will not be the lead investigator, but he will head the investigation effort.

A baseball official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that final plans for the investigation were still pending, as was a definite answer from Mitchell. An announcement was expected later this week.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because commissioner Bud Selig has not yet made an announcement. Selig, however, has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday.

ESPN's confirmation of Mitchell as the head of the investigation comes after Wednesday's New York Times reported that Selig was on the verge of announcing an investigation into steroid use by Bonds and other players as detailed in the book "Game of Shadows" and that Mitchell's name was being floating around baseball circles as the outside person to head such an investigation.

Sad thing is, if Bonds wasn't chasing Hank Aaron's home run record I don't believe we would be having this investigation now. Steroids have been a problem with every pro sport, baseball has just been the last sport to acknowledge that they have a problem.

I wish they had done this 10 years ago if not earlier.

Thoughts: Bombing Iran in 30 days

The US has given Iran 30 days to suspend Uraniam enrichment or well they don't say what will happen. But one can only hope we or Israel will be bombing them if they don't stop.
With a U.N. Security Council statement on Iran in hand, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Berlin Thursday for multi-nation talks on next steps to tighten the diplomatic noose around the Middle East nation.

Earlier, the U.N. Security Council unanimously called on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities within 30 days and cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

Iran's U.N. ambassador, Javad Zarif, said in response that Iran had an "inalienable right" to pursue nuclear energy and told reporters, "we are allergic to pressure and intimidation."

I don't think they will stop with their uranium enrichment program. So I hope after these 30 days we do something. Idle threats do nothing but make nations like Iran stronger and less likely to actually obey by them.

Thoughts: File this under "DO YOU KNOW HOW I AM?"

Representative Cynthia McKinney punched a Capitol Police in the face after he chased her when she failed to walk through a metal detector.
According to sources on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a Capitol police officer on Wednesday afternoon after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector.

Members of Congress are not required to pass through metal detectors.

Sources say that the officer was at a position in the Longworth House Office Building, and neither recognized McKinney, nor saw her credentials as she went around the metal detector.

The officer called out, “Ma’am, Ma’am,” and walked after her in an attempt to stop her. When he caught McKinney, he grabbed her by the arm.

Witnesses say McKinney pulled her arm away, and with her cell phone in hand, punched the officer in the chest.

McKinneyÂ’s office has not responded to requests for comment.

According to the Drudge Report, the entire incident is on tape.

Drudge continues, "The cop is pressing charges, and the USCP (United States Capitol Police) are waiting until Congress adjurns to arrest her, a source claims."
You can take the the girl out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl.

Instead of acting like a normal human being and politely explaining who she is and why she didn't and doesn't have to go through the metal detector and turns around and whacks the cop. I hope he pressing hard with the charges and gets fully compensated for this incident. She looks like a big girl who could hit pretty hard too.

I think they should kick her out of the Congress for this, of course you can kill someone and still be a Senator.

Sports: Countdown to opening day

I drafted my first fantasy baseball team of the year last night. Now I am even more excited for baseball to start back up. Only 4 more days counting today.

Schilling is all set to start the Redsox opener.
Pacing around the clubhouse in full uniform and covered with a blue warmup jacket roughly an hour before Wednesday's contest, you might have assumed Curt Schilling had somehow gotten his days confused and thought this was actually his Opening Day start at Texas and not a mere tuneup versus the Pirates.

In truth, Schilling was eager just to get this one out of his way and take his healthy right ankle -- something he couldn't say he had at any time a year ago -- into a game that counts.

The health question was answered at the outset of Spring Training, at least in Schilling's mind. He could tell by the way the ball was popping out of his hand.

Now, there's the other question that he's even more curious about. Can he still dominate? Schilling knows exhibition games can't even come close to answering such a question.

"I want to believe that physically I can be where I was, if not better, because I feel like I've added some things, and mentally I'm better," said Schilling. "Until you go out there and it counts, you can think all you want. I'm human, so I want to see myself get it done, so that's probably where a lot of the nerves come from."

And I am all set to watch the Redsox opener. I am psyched to see how Schilling can hold up for the year. I have full confidence that he will start 30+ games this year for the Redsox with out his ankle holding him back.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thoughts: It pains me to agree with the ACLU

A woman got a ticket for having a lewd and profane bumper sticker that happened to be anti-Bush. She believes she got the ticket because the cop disagreed with her politics. Even though she is an idiot, I don't think "I am tired of all the Bushit" is lewd or profane. At least not anymore than the ones I have on my truck.
An anti-Bush bumper sticker has led to a battle over First Amendment freedom of speech rights for one nurse working on assignment at Emory University Hospital. On March 10, nurse Denise Grier was surprised to find a police officer behind her with the lights on his patrol car flashing. "I didn't think he was pulling me over," she said. "I wasn't doing anything wrong." But when Grier slowed down, the officer followed suit. He cited Grier with violating a state law prohibiting lewd or profane stickers and decals on vehicles. The bumper sticker for which Grier was pulled over takes a dig at President Bush. It reads "I'm Tired of All the BUSHIT." "My belief is that he simply pulled me over because he doesn't agree with my politics," Grier said. "That's just an abuse of his power. He can't give people tickets for those things." Soon after receiving the ticket, Grier contacted the American Civil Liberties Union to help represent her when she contests the misdemeanor charge and $100 fine in court next month.
My bumper sticker reads "Diplomacy is like masturbation, sure it may feel good but in the end you still have a big mess to clean up." I don't think that is any less lewd or profane than this lady's bumper sticker and I would be quite pissed if I got a ticket for that. It really does pain me to agree with the ACLU, but I am sure this will be dropped in court and she won't have to pay for the fine.

Thoughts: Democrats promise to eliminate Bin Laden

And just how do they plan on doing this? If anyone thinks they are more serious than the Republicans must be an idiot. If the Democrats were in charge with fighting the war on terror we would have surrendered by now.

Congressional Democrats promise to "eliminate" Usama bin Laden and ensure a "responsible redeployment of U.S. forces" from Iraq in 2006 in an election-year national security policy statement.

In the position paper to be announced Wednesday, Democrats say they will double the number of special forces and add more spies, which they suggest will increase the chances of finding Al Qaeda's elusive leader. They do not set a deadline for when all of the 132,000 American troops now in Iraq should be withdrawn.

"We're uniting behind a national security agenda that is tough and smart and will provide the real security George Bush has promised but failed to deliver," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday.

What else can the Democrats lie about? Maybe if they promised us our tax money back and to control spending in the Federal Government.

They always campaign as Republicans, but when elected they screw us. At least when a Republican campaigns as a Republican we have a 50/50 chance he will actually follow through with what he promises.

Sports: 2006 Boston Redsox

25 man roster is pretty much set.

STARTERS (4): Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Josh Beckett and Matt Clement.

RELIEVERS (7): Lenny DiNardo, David Riske, Julian Tavarez, Rudy Seanez, Mike Timlin, Jonathan Papelbon and Keith Foulke.

CATCHERS (2): Jason Varitek and Josh Bard.

DH (1): David Ortiz.

INFIELDERS: (6): Mike Lowell, Alex Gonzalez, Mark Loretta, Alex Cora, J.T. Snow and Kevin Youkilis.

OUTFIELDERS (5): Manny Ramirez, Coco Crisp, Trot Nixon, Wily Mo Pena and Adam Stern.

With David Wells starting the year on the Disabled list it looks like Papelbon will start the year as the 5th starter. Which is where I'd rather have him anyhow. I don't really care if David Wells never comes back to the team, he is a damn Yankee anyhow.

A few question marks with the team. The biggest question marks I have is with Keith Foulke. If he can return to his 2004 form this team should win 100 games. Curt Schilling looked good to me in the preseason so I don't have many questions about him. I fully believe he will win 18+ games this year.

The infield is also a very big question mark, but I am an enternal optimist, so I think it will all go well. Redsox picked up some insurance just in case Lowell doesn't work out. Mike Lowell started the off season in a 2-20 something slump, but since then has hit good. I believe that will carry over to the season and we will see him come back to form.

I just can't wait for the season to start.

The greatest words I hear every year, "PLAY BALL!"

Sports: Countdown to first pitch

I ordered the MLB package through Comcast last night so I am all set to watch as many baseball games as I can. Starting with the Redsox opener April 3rd in Texas at 2:05 pm. Good thing I have TIVO so I can watch it after I get home from work.

Now on to the predictions:

World Series Champion: Boston Redsox (yes I am a HUGE homer)

American League Divsion Winners:

East: Boston Redsox
Central: Clevland Indiands
West: Oakland Athletics
Wild Card: Chicago Whitesox

MVP: David Ortiz
Cy Young: Roy Holladay

National League Division Winners:

East: Atlanta Braves
Central: St Louis Cardinals
West: LA Dodgers
Wild Card: NY Mets

MVP: Albert Pujols
Cy Young: Ben Sheets

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sports: No wonder I hate the Yankees and their players

Randy Johnson who fathered a child 16 years ago is http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/403662p-341866c.html"> sueing his ex-girlfriend for $100,000. A man who makes $16 million a year from the Yankees is bitching about $100,000 he has paid over the years for day care for his secret love child.
Randy Johnson has a secret love child - and the Yankees superstar is playing hardball with the girl's mom, it was revealed yesterday.

The flame-throwing lefty, who makes $16 million a year, is suing ex-girlfriend Laurel Roszell for less than $100,000 in child-care payments for their daughter Heather, now 16, according to court papers revealed by The Smoking Gun Web site.

"Oh, really?" Roberta Roszell, Laurel's mother, told the Daily News yesterday when told of the lawsuit.

"That sounds like Randy."

The striking, tall and athletic-looking teen refused to talk when she came to the door of her family's home overlooking a picturesque bay in Washington State.

The Big Unit yesterday admitted fathering the child during an affair when he was a lanky rookie with a nasty fastball and a bright future.

But Johnson insisted that he has always tried to do right by the girl, despite his money dispute with her mother.

"I do acknowledge that I have a daughter from a previous relationship, which ended years before my marriage," Johnson, 42, said in a statement. "I have fully financially supported her and have made every effort to protect her privacy."

Laurel Roszell, 46, was working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in northern California when she started going out with Johnson, a California native, in late 1988.

She broke up with the future superstar midway through her pregnancy and called the daughter his "little dark secret" in an interview with The Smoking Gun.

Roszell said Johnson only saw the girl once, soon after her birth - and said he never made any effort to be involved in her life. "Nope, nothing, never," she told the Web site when asked about Johnson's relationship to the girl.

Court papers reveal that Johnson first agreed in 1997 to pay $5,000 a month in child support for Heather Roszell, plus another $750 in monthly day care expenses.

Laurel Roszell claimed things turned sour last year when she asked the all star to buy Heather a car and foot the bill for community college classes.

He fired back with the legal equivalent of a high and hard fastball - demanding that she return about $71,000 in day care payments, plus $26,000 in interest because the teen was too old to be in day care, legal papers show.

So a man who makes millions of dollars can't afford to pay for his daughter's community college courses? He is lucky that is all he has been paying for what he makes. Whan an ass.

Sports: The Bruising Redsox

Don't mess with the Redsox this year, we will send Julian Tavarez on your ass. I'm sure Joey Garthright will think twice before messing with him again.
Boston reliever Julian Tavarez punched Tampa Bay's Joey Gathright on Monday, and both were ejected after a brawl that began with a close play at home plate. Gathright was sliding into home in the eighth inning when he was tagged out by the often-hot tempered Tavarez, who stepped on the outfielder's right arm. Gathright, still on the ground, then used his left forearm to push Tavarez's left knee.

Before Gathright got up, Tavarez struck a blow in the area of Gathright's left jaw, and players flocked in from the benches and bullpens. No other players appeared to throw punches, and order was restored after a few minutes.

I am just pissed I missed it, I love baseball brawls.

Well apparently Tavarez punches like a women.
Gathright was stunned by the unexpected punch after being tagged out by Tavarez when he tried to score from third base when teammate Julio Lugo got caught in a rundown between first and second. He wasn’t hurt.
“He hits like a woman,” Gathright said.
Hahaha

Sounds like Gathright is pissed his got punched and trying to talk back to Tavarez. I expect to see much more of this during the seaon. I have no doubt there will be plenty of retaliation for this incident.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Sports and Thoughts: Men love football more than wives

This is just common sense, why would they need a study for this? Of course men love their favorite sports team more than there wives.

MEN are nearly twice as likely to walk away from a failing marriage as to abandon their struggling football team, research has revealed.

And the divorce rate would halve overnight if men showed the same commitment to their relationships as they did to their teams, according to a study by psychologist Dr Aric Sigman.

He found that around 94 per cent of men said they would never abandon their team, no matter how badly it performed, while 52 per cent would walk away from a relationship that was not working out.

Well no shit. I will be a Redsox and Patriots fan for life. Hopefully I am with my girlfriend now for a long long time. But if not I will always be loyal to my Redsox.


Thoughts: Why not deport the protesters?

I still wonder how many of the 500,000 people protesting illegal immigration were actually illegal?
Thousands of immigration advocates marched through downtown Los Angeles in one of the largest demonstrations for any cause in recent U.S. history.

More than 500,000 protesters — demanding that Congress abandon attempts to make illegal immigration a felony and to build more walls along the border — surprised police who estimated the crowd size using aerial photographs and other techniques, police Cmdr. Louis Gray Jr. said.

Wearing white T-shirts to symbolize peace, the demonstrators chanted "Mexico!" "USA!" and "Si se puede," an old Mexican-American civil rights shout that means "Yes, we can."

Why do we have to put up with this? The immigrants coming over our borders are breaking the LAW. How can these protesters think it is ok to break the law? How about a organize a protest protesting murder? I bet that would go over like a fart in church.

Looking at the pictures I see a lot of Mexican flags, not so many American flags.

What makes this worse is the politicians are saying this is unenforcable. Saying there is just too many illigals here to enfore the laws. That is just plain retarded. Saying there are too many people doing somethign wrong makes something unenforcable is moronic.

So if 10+ million people stop paying taxes all at once are they going to say we can't enfore that? I guarantee all the politicians would be in an uproar and demand something be done. But if millions of people break the law by coming over the borderillegallyly we can't do anything.

Thoughts: Why isn't he dead yet?

I don't understand how liberals can defend a man who now says he and the shoe bomber were supposed to fly into the white house on 9-11.

Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane and fly it into the White House as part of the attack that unfolded Sept. 11, 2001.

Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom. His account was in stark contrast to his previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if the United States refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier terrorist convictions.

I don't know how anyone can say Moussaoui shouldn't be put to death for his crimes of terrorism? This shouldn't even be a trial. We should just let Jack Baurer from 24 take care of him. Would be a lot easier and quicker.

Sports: NCAA upset

Holy crap, Uconn lost. And I don't have one team left in the bracket.

And if you look below I picked George Mason over Uconn. Well only as a joke because every other team I picked this weekend lost. I was hoping for some reverse psychology.

I was watching the GMU/Uconn game this weekend and I kept on saying there is no way Uconn can come back so many times in one tournament. Uconn was down 4 with about 20 seconds left and I thought the game was over, but sure enough Uconn miracously sent the game into overtime. In OT I figured Uconn would wipe the floor with GMU because they had all the momentum. I was shocked that GMU came right out the gate and went up 4 in OT and never looked back. And then again in the end of OT GMU had a 4 point lead with about 30 seconds left. Uconn cut the lead to two with GMU going to the foul line. They missed both and when Uconn went down the floor I thought they were going to tie it up or shoot a three for the win. Sure enough they got a really good look from the 3 point line that just missed. All in all I thought it was a very exciting and enjoyable game to watch, and this is coming from someone who does not like basketball.

On my way to work this morning listening to Mike and Mike in the morning they are comparing this upset to the 1980 Miracle on Ice and Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson. Now I can't compare anything to the US beating the Russians in 1980 so I am going to immediately throw that comparison out the window as nothing can ever come up to that.

I don't see how you can compare someone becoming the Heavy Weight Champion of the World to GMU advancing to the final four. Sure it was a great upset, but they haven't won the championship game yet. If GMU goes on to the finals and wins the National Championship then you can compare all you want. I know I will be rooting for the George Mason Patriots to win it all.

Oh and Florida beat Villanova.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sports: NCAA bracket update 3

Seeing how I went 0-2 yesterday on my picks. Things couldn't be getting worse for my bracket. I've come up with a new stragety. I am going to pick against the teams I want to win.

George Mason over Uconn

Florida over Villinova

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sports: NCAA bracket update 2

Well I am completely fucked. No doubts about it. Most of my earlier predictions were completely wrong.

BC completely choked and blew a 16 point lead loosing to Villanova. I was watching most of this game while bowling and it just disgusted me. I couldn't believe Nova came back to beat BC.

I had no stake in this game, but at least I was right that George Mason would beat Wichita State.

My one saving grace was Florida beating Georgetown. I have them losing in the elite 8 so it doesn't really matter. I am just happy I finally got something right.

Now this was the game of the night. Uconn should have lost this game, no doubt in my mind. But some how they pulled out a win over Washington.

Hopefully everyone else is as fucked as I am, but seeing as I picked Duke vs BC in the finals I don't think it really matters.

As for tonights game I want:

Texas over LSU

Memphis over UCLA

Friday, March 24, 2006

Thoughts: What is there to talk about?

Condoleeza Rice is set to meet with Iran over there meddling with Iraq. Really what is there to meet about? Tell them if they don't get out we will bomb the hell out of them. Simple and easy.
The United States will talk to Iran about Washington's accusations of Iranian destabilization of Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday in the first public acceptance of an Iranian offer to meet.

Iran, responding to an overture by Washington last November, said last week it was open to talks on the issue with the American ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, but until Rice's comments U.S. officials had given no firm reply.

"I'm quite certain that at some point they will meet," Rice told a Washington news conference, referring to the planned talks. She added that they would be "at an appropriate time."

Washington has charged Tehran with meddling in the sectarian strife in Iraq, an accusation denied by Iran, which blames the U.S.-led forces that invaded in 2003.

While U.S. talks with Iran are unusual because the two countries have no diplomatic ties, Rice noted Khalilzad -- in his former role as U.S. envoy to Afghanistan -- had held meetings with Iranian officials about that country.

Analysts say both the United States and Tehran are worried about worsening violence in Iraq, pushing them to agree to talks. Iraqi political sources have said they expected Khalilzad to meet Iran's representatives this week. Iran has not announced its team.

If we can't bomb them we mine as well sick Israel on them. I'm sure they would be all too happy to do it for us.

Sports: Redsox acquire Hee-Seop Choi?

I didn't even know he was available but apparently the Redsox claimed Hee-Seop Choi off the waiver wire. Why no other team signed him up is beyond me. Sure he isn't the greatest player but it gives the Redsox a lot more depth at first and third.
The Red Sox claimed first baseman Hee-Seop Choi off waivers from the Dodgers today, the team announced.

Choi, who represented South Korea in last month's World Baseball Classic, has spent time with the Cubs (2002-03), Marlins (2004) and Dodgers (2004-05). He is a career .240 hitter with 40 home runs, 120 RBIs and a .349 on-base percentage in 363 major league games. He hit 15 home runs for the Dodgers last year, batting .253 with 15 doubles and 42 RBI in 133 games.

The 27-year-old Choi committed only two errors in 762 chances at first base in 2005 with the Dodgers, which tied him for the second-best fielding percentage (.997) in the National League. The left-handed batter and thrower has a career fielding percentage of .992
I don't know if Theo isn't sold with Mike Lowell at third. He started the spring off shaky with his bat but has been hitting well as of late. I still want to see Lowell start the season off and third and I definitely think Youk has earned a chance to start the season at 1st. I don't want to see Choi steal that from him.

Thoughts: Afgan Christian to be release soon

Pressure from the US must have paid off in Afghanistan. An Afgan Muslim turned Christian was being sentence to death for switching religions should be released soon.

An Afghan Christian facing possible execution for converting from Islam was likely to be released from jail "soon," a senior government official said following huge Western pressure over the case.

"He is likely to be released soon," the official said, adding there would be a top-level meeting on the matter Saturday.

Abdul Rahman was arrested two weeks ago under Islamic Sharia law and faced a possible death sentence in a case that has attracted widespread condemnation, especially from the United States.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday to step up pressure to free 41-year-old Rahman, who converted in Germany 16 years ago and was turned in by his parents on his return to Afghanistan.

Rice said she phoned Karzai to hammer home "in the strongest possible terms" Washington's concern over the proceedings against Rahman.

"There is no more fundamental issue for the United States than freedom of religion and religious conscience," she said.

Rice also raised the issue in a meeting Wednesday with visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.

Hopefully more Muslims will turn to Christianity in the future.

Thoughts: I don't understand some people

I don't understand why people would protest illigal immigration? That is like protesting murder or protesting anything else that is illigal.
Thousands of immigrant rights supporters filled a major Phoenix thoroughfare Friday morning as they marched toward the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in a rally call for a more humane reform of immigration laws.

The turnout clogged a main thoroughfare in the city as protesters marched to the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, calling for humane reform of immigration laws.

Many of the protesters said they were most incensed by one immigration reform proposal approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in December that would make it make it a felony to be in the country illegally.

Kyl, a Republican, is sponsoring a bill along with Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas that would give illegal immigrants up to five years to leave the country. They would then be able to apply from their home country to return, either as temporary workers or for permanent residency.

The protests come as President Bush has urged lawmakers to approach the contentious immigration issue in a way that avoids pitting groups against each other.
As far as I'm concerned we should round up these protesters as I'm sure there are some illigal immigrants protesting with them. I really don't see how getting into this country ILLIGALLY isn't a felony already. I don't understand why we don't just deport every illigal we find in the first place.

Thoughts: Pro Choicers doing what pro lifers have wanted

Putting abortion to a vote of the people, or at least trying to. A Pro Abortion group is collecting signatures to over turn the law banning abortions in South Dakota.
Abortion-rights supporters launched a referendum drive on Friday to overturn a new South Dakota abortion ban passed as a challenge to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the practice.

The South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families coalition filed with the state to begin collecting the 16,700 signatures needed to put the issue before the voters in November, Deputy Secretary of State Chad Heinrich said.

If the petition drive obtains the needed signatures by June 19, the law would be put on hold until the voters decide on its fate in the November election. If not enough signatures are gathered the law would go into effect July 1, leaving opponents with the option of challenging it in court.

A petition drive flies in the face of the expectations of abortion opponents, who have been counting on a legal challenge to the law in the hopes that the case would eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

With two conservative justices recently appointed to the high court, abortion opponents believe they have an improving chance of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established the right to abortion.

Participants in the campaign to overturn the South Dakota law said before the petition drive was announced that a referendum had advantages over a lawsuit.

I've been saying for the longest time the people should be deciding whether murdering unborn babies is legal or illigal not the courts.

Sports: Wow the Patriots can resign players

The Patriots resigned Troy Brown and Stephan Neal but why couldn't they have signed Adam Vinitieri and Willie McGinnist?
New England has reached agreement with a pair of its own unrestricted free agents, versatile wide receiver Troy Brown and starting right guard Stephen Neal, and the contracts could be finalized by Friday. Financial details were not immediately available, but sources confirmed Brown will sign a second straight one-year contract, and Neal is likely to receive a multi-year deal.
I like the Patriots resigning these two players but I would have like do have the others too.

I should trust the Patriots front office seeing as they have spoiled us with Championships in 3 of the last 5 years but it is hard when you see two of the inner core sign else where. I could see if they were strapping for cap space but they are well under and could have afforded to resign both.

Thoughts: Stories like this give me a warm feeling inside

Animal right activists forced a deer farm to cut there fences to let the deer out. So guess what happened next? The deer have been treated so good for so long they stayed put.

A DEER FARM in north-east Fife has been targeted by campaigners apparently linked to the extremist Animal Liberation Front.

Fences were cut in four fields at Reediehill Deer Farm near Auchtermuchty and graffiti including “Scum” was spray-painted on the ground.

However, none of the 50 to 60 red deer tried to escape.

The farm, run by Fletchers of Auchtermuchty, is free-range and Nichola Fletcher, who owns it with her husband John, said the wrong people were targeted.

The couple pride themselves on their animal welfare practices, and Mrs Fletcher said, “These people have made up their minds without coming to find out about us.

“I would love to invite them for a cup of tea and explain to them what we are trying to do here.

“The whole point of us setting up our deer farm in the 1970s was that we weren’t happy with farming systems and wanted to change things for the better.”

We never said liberals we very bright. Even when animals are treated good they are still mad.

Sports: NCAA bracket update

So much for my predictions. My bracket went to shit in a hurry.

Duke lost to LSU. This game was frustrating to watch. JJ Reddick couldn't do crap. He just plain sucked. Sure he was double teamed the whole night, but when you are the star player that can't stop you. They were down 4 at half and I really thought JJ Reddick was going to get things going in the 2nd half to carry my bracket to victory. But alas I guess I'll have to wait till next year to win a bracket.

Luckily I picked Memphis over Bradley. This game was close early but Memphis pulled away through out the game. Stupid CBS didn't switch back and forth between this and the Duke game much so I didn't get to see much at all. Sad thing is this is the only pick I got right.

When I went to bed Gonzaga was whooping on UCLA, so I figured hey at least I'd get two right and I went to sleep. Shocking to find when I woke up UCLA came back and beat Gonzaga. What the hell...The NCAA Gods have to be against me.

Texas beat West Virginia on a last second three pointer. When I went to bed Texas was handily beating West Virginia, I was surprised to see they came back so much to the point that they lost on a last second shot.

Oh well there is always next year.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sports: To play or not to play

That is the question. Whether or not Farve will be playing for the Packers next year.
All the Packers' offseason moves still haven't helped Brett Favre decide whether to return to Green Bay.

Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Wednesday that the quarterback has yet to decide whether he will play for the Packers next season or retire.

However, Cook did confirm that Favre and the Packers had agreed to a second extension on the deadline for the $3 million roster bonus Favre is due. The bonus deadline was originally extended by a week to March 20. Now, according to Cook, it has been extended until the first week of April.

Under terms of the contract, Favre would become an unrestricted free agent if the Packers do not pay the bonus. But all along, the sides had an understanding that the payment deadline would be pushed back if Favre needed more time to decide on his future.

Favre triggered retirement rumors after the Packers stumbled to an uncharacteristic 4-12 finish. Ted Thompson, the Packers' general manager, said he's not rushing the 36-year-old to make a decision, though he'd like to know soon enough so he can adjust if necessary.

I still think he will be back next year. Farve loves football and still has the ability to play. Until he loosing his ability to play at a top level he will continue to play and play well. Of course last year didn't seem too good, but he basically was playing with a highschool football team. The Packers have made a few moves in the offseason and should be better this year.

Plus I doubt Farve wants to leave the league with the sour taste of last years season in his mouth.

Mark my words, he will be back.

Sports: Now who is going to kick for the Pats?

I was hoping since the Colts signed Vinitieri the other day the Patriots would be able to sign Mike Vanderjagt. But that isn't going to happen as he signed a 3 year deal with the Cowboys.
Breaking from their recent history of employing young placement specialists who worked for minimum wages, the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday signed unrestricted free agent kicker Mike Vanderjagt, a colorful eight-year veteran who is the NFL's career leader in field goal percentage.

League sources confirmed for ESPN.com that Vanderjagt, who arrived in Dallas on Wednesday to visit with Cowboys coaches and team officials, signed a three-year contract. Financial details were not yet available, but it is believed the contract averages about $2 million annually.
He might not be clutch like Vinitieri but he is still as accurate as they come.

Thoughts: Is this enough proof?

Or do you liberals still think there is no link between al Qaeda? I didn't say between Iraq and 9-11 but Iraq and al Qaeda.

A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995 after approval by Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden asked that Iraq broadcast the lectures of Suleiman al Ouda, a radical Saudi preacher, and suggested "carrying out joint operations against foreign forces" in Saudi Arabia. According to the document, Saddam's presidency was informed of the details of the meeting on March 4, 1995 and Saddam agreed to dedicate a program for them on the radio. The document states that further "development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what's open (in the future) based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation." The Sudanese were informed about the agreement to dedicate the program on the radio.

The report then states that "Saudi opposition figure" bin Laden had to leave Sudan in July 1996 after it was accused of harboring terrorists. It says information indicated he was in Afghanistan. "The relationship with him is still through the Sudanese. We're currently working on activating this relationship through a new channel in light of his current location," it states.

Of course you libs will still find other excuses why this is an unjust war.

This is what we have been saying since the start of the war, Saddam endorsed and supported terrorism. Whether or not he actually had the WMD's the whole world thought he had is another question. But no one can deny that he supported terrorism. If that isn't justification for war I don't know what is.

And there is more.

An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani informant, who's only identified by a number, told them that the Afghani Consul Ahmed Dahastani claimed the following in front of him:

That OBL and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq.
That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and "bin Laden's group" agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America.
That in case the Taliban and bin Laden's group turn out to be involved in "these destructive operations," the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan.
That the Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq's relationship with "bin Laden's group" while he was in Iran.

At the end, the writer recommends informing "the committee of intentions" about the above-mentioned items. The signature on the document is unclear.

I have no doubt these are true.

As far as I'm concerned Iran is next.

Thoughts: Of course she opposes this

Hillary Clinton hopes illegal immigrants will be able to vote for her when she runs for President in 2008 so it is no wonder she opposes a bill that would criminality illegal immigration.
Invoking Biblical themes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton joined immigration advocates Wednesday to vow and block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants. Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate and relative latecomer to the immigration debate, made her remarks as the Senate prepares to take up the matter next week. Clinton renewed her pledge to oppose a bill passed in December by the House that would make unlawful presence in the United States _ currently a civil offense _ a felony. The Senate is set to consider a version of that legislation, as well as several other bills seeking to address the seemingly intractable issue of immigration reform. Surrounded by a multicultural coalition of New York immigration advocates, Clinton blasted the House bill as "mean-spirited" and said it flew in the face of Republicans' stated support for faith and values. "It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures," Clinton said, "because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."
What a shocker. I especially love the comparison of the illegal immigrants to Jesus. I'm sure she even cares what God thinks. The only thing I would change on this bill is instead of criminalizing illigal immigration how about just a mandatory deportation to the South Pole? Then they won't even be a problem ever again.

I guess Hillary's move to the right doesn't involve immigration. I don't understand what these politicians don't understand about the word illegal. This is the whole problem with American Politics. Most politicians don't care about what is good and bad for the country. They just care about their own personal gains. Politicians, like Hillary, will do what ever they can do to pander to as many people as they can to buy votes.

Thoughts: I've been a huge advocate of this for a long time

When I hear of judges in Vermont giving child molesters a slap on the wrist it pains me to see where this country has gone. Liberals think you can rehabilitate anyone, but in some cases you just can't. In South Carolina a State Senator has proposed a bill that would allow the execution of people convicted two or more times of child molestation. I couldn't agree more and I really hope this passes. I don't think some people can be rehabilitated and should be put to death.
State senators are considering a proposal that would allow South Carolina to execute those convicted two or more times of sexually assaulting children.

The amendment came as the Senate took up sexual offender legislation crafted in response to a Florida girl kidnapped and killed last year and a week after a Hartsville man was charged with abducting two girls to an underground shelter and assaulting them.

Currently, South Carolina prosecutors can only seek the death penalty for murder with aggravating circumstances. If the proposed amendment by Sen. Kevin Bryant of Anderson passes, South Carolina would join Louisiana as the only other state to allow the death penalty for an offense other than murder, senators said.

"They may never recover from this," Bryant said Wednesday of children who are assaulted. "I say that's just as bad as taking a life."
Any one who doesn't support this has be a whinny liberal asswipe.

Thoughts: Usually I could care less about foreign law

But this law makes sense. An Indian court has ruled a sexless marriage is grounds for divorce. I couldn't agree more.
A sexless marriage constitutes cruelty and is ‘ground’ for divorce, India’s top court has ruled.

The Supreme Court made the ruling in response to a petition by a woman who sought a divorce on the grounds that her husband was schizophrenic and they could not have a normal sex life, her lawyer said yesterday.

“The court ruled that one of the necessary outcomes of a Hindu marriage is procreation, and non-consummation would be added as a ground for divorce,” senior lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said.

“The court also said that non-consummation of a marriage was a mental torture,” Jaiswal said.

She said that previously sexless marriages could be declared “null and void”, in which case the man and woman would be considered single rather than divorced, and the woman could not claim maintenance.

And a woman has been allowed in the past to file for divorce within a year of marriage if her husband was impotent, Jaiswal said.

However, the latest ruling meant a woman would be able to file for divorce at any stage on grounds that her marriage is devoid of sexual relations.

The new ruling would also apply to cases where a person did not have a medical problem, but still deliberately abstained from sex with their partner.

I wonder how this would work here in the US. I doubt the feminazi's would like this too much.

Sports: I hope David Wells is right

I am very optimistic about the Redsox this year, but I think David Wells might be more optimistic thank me.
Now that he’s decided to stick around for one more season, David Wells has set a goal of 20 wins this year.
Ideally, the 42-year-old said he wouldn’t be the only one to reach the plateau. After allowing four runs in four decent innings in his Grapefruit League debut in a 9-7 loss to Tampa Bay, Wells said each member of the Red Sox rotation was capable of winning 20 games.
Wells felt he, Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett, Tim Wakefield and Matt Clement have the potential to match the feat of the 1971 Orioles, who had four 20-game winners in Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally and Pat Dobson.
“This has the makings of a great staff,” Wells said. “They have the makings (of 20 wins) because you’ve got a great offense and the defense looks pretty good. Let’s shoot for that: 20-game winners for everybody. Let’s have a big party.”
Wells, who underwent right knee surgery last October, was brought along at a deliberate pace this spring to avoid setbacks. He pitched in a minor league intra-squad game late last week.
I really think he is right. I don't see any reason why these guys can't all win 20 games this year if healthy. I don't know if Wakefield can win 20 games anymore but I really think this team is much better than last years. Sure there are a few question marks but our starting pitching is better and our defense is much improved. We won't lead the league in runs again this year but I also know we will be able to score a good amount of runs with Papi and Manny in the middle of the order.

Sports: Soriono agreed to play outfield

I wonder if Soriono can play left field better than he can play 2nd base. I do know one thing, he can't be any worse.
Alfonso Soriano's only chance in left field Wednesday was a reminder of the good old days, before the Washington Nationals finally persuaded him to change positions.

Soriano jogged in a few steps to catch a routine fly ball by Albert Pujols and then threw to second base to double off David Eckstein.

"I never think I'm going to make a double play in the outfield," Soriano said. "But I did it."

Soriano agreed to make the move from second base only two days after refusing to take his new spot in the outfield. The Nationals had a day off Tuesday, giving him time to accept the switch.

I'm glad he finally agreed to play the outfield. But that leads to the question, why did he agree to play the outfield? He knows he is going to be traded. He doesn't want to play for the Nats and I'm sure the Nats don't want a disgruntled 2nd baseman playing leftfield for them.

Newsday reported Soriono wants to play for the Yankees so bad he is willing to play outfield.
Alfonso Soriano's dream is to return to the Yankees, where he had his greatest glory, people familiar with his situation said yesterday. But while Soriano's days with the Nationals appear to be dwindling, his chances to move to either the Yankees or Mets appear remote. Soriano's interest in the Yankees is so high that one person familiar with his situation said he'd probably be willing to play the outfield for them, or possibly DH. But the Yankees, who have rising star Robinson Cano at second base, are stacked offensively. One high-ranking Yankees person said Soriano "doesn't fit" when asked about him late Monday night. According to one person close to him, Soriano has kept his north Jersey condo in hopes of returning to play in New York.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sports: Johnny the idiot

Hey Johnny what uniform are you wearing? Those are pinstripes and they certainly aren't red. I wonder how long it is going to take him to realize us Boston fans just don't care what he thinks or says anymore, so stop talking about the Redsox. You sound like a jilted lover who wants to get back with his ex. But it just isn't going to happen.

After the U.S. team was eliminated last Thursday night in Anaheim, Damon said he tried to get a charter plane to take both his Yankee teammates — Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez — as well as his old Red Sox pals Jason Varitek and Mike Timlin back to Florida. Yankees and Red Sox traveling together? Ultimately it didn't happen since "the shortness of time made it hard to put together," Damon said, but "it would have been great if we could have done it."

It wouldn't have been a little awkward for players on both sides of baseball's biggest rivalry?

"Nah, I think the media brings the rivalry to hatred, but it's not quite like that," he said.

And what about Varitek and A-Rod — who famously traded blows in 2004 — flying together?

"I'm sure it would have been fine. Alex is so into his daughter and family anyway, it wouldn't have been any issue," Damon said. Whether that's just the latest example of Damon's perpetually happy-go-lucky attitude remains to be seen, but it's clear he's pretty secure with his new team.

I like the rivalry and if I remember correctly Johnny Damon built up the rivalry when he said he would never play for the Yankees ever. Well I guess everyone has a price and we found out Damon's price was $52 million.



Sports: NCAA Bracket

I don't pretend to be something I'm not. So even I find this shocking, I have 12 of the remaining 16 teams left in the tournament. The teams I still have in red.

Here are my predictions:

Duke over LSU

West Virginia over Texas

Memphis over Bradley

Gonzaga over UCLA

Uconn over Washington

George Mason over Wichita State

Boston College over Villinova

Florida over Georgetown

If everything goes right I should win this thing.

Sports: What are they thinking

I understood why the Patriots didn't resign Willie McGinist, he is an aging superstar who only has 1 maybe 2 decent years left in him. But I don't understand why the Patriots let Vinatieri sign with the Colts with out matching the offer.

In a move fraught with irony on any number of fronts, the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history is about to be replaced by one of the most clutch placement specialists in the game.

Unrestricted free agent Adam Vinatieri, who provided the winning field goals in two of the New England Patriots' three Super Bowl victories, has reached a contract agreement in principle with the Indianapolis Colts, ESPN.com has learned.

Complete terms of the contract were not immediately available, but league sources told ESPN.com that the multiyear deal includes a signing bonus of $3.5 million and that it averages $2.5 million over the first three years of the contract.

There remains some detail work still to be done on the contract, but sources said that it could be completed by late Tuesday night. Vinatieri is scheduled to fly to Indianapolis for a Wednesday news conference.

Patriots have plenty of money and could have easily over spent for there kicker. I know the Patriots hate to over spend, but come on, it is Vinitieri. He is one of the main reasons we won 3 Superbowls in 4 years. Maybe the Patriots will go after former Colts kicker Vanderjagt.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Thoughts: Out of touch liberals

Wow

On a regular basis, we hear people say how they "support the troops but are against the war." This has never made much sense to me, but then again, I'm not as smart as actors and comedians. Is there anything they don't know?

Richard Belzer helped hash this out recently. The Law & Order actor and long-time comedian let the cat out of the bag during an appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.

The bottom line for Belzer: The troops aren't the best qualified to comment on the war because they don't have time to read 20 newspapers a day, can't know the truth because too busy trying not to die, and are "19- and 2
0-year-old kids who couldn't get a job.
Wow If this isn't ignorance I don't know what is. Belzer has no idea who is in the military. The "kids" in the military aren't morons who can't get a job they are men and women who are willing to fight and die for the freedom we so cherish. With out these "kids" Belzer wouldn't have the freedom to be so ignorant that he does now.

I'm going to take the word or someone who has fought and bleed in Iraq over some moron who plays make believe in Hollywood. When Neil Armstrong went to the moon did he have to wait to find out what was really going on there from the newspapers? No he was there, he knew.

Sports: At least Cuba didn't wing

I didn't think I was going to watch the WBC last night but the thought of watching Cuba lose drew my interest. I would have rather seen the US knock around Cuba in the finals but watching Japan kick their butt made me happy too.

Congrats to the Japan.

Sports: Another spoiled athlete

This really does make me sick. I wish I had half the talent Alfonso Soriono had. I know if I was able to play in the majors I wouldn't bitch about being asked to switch positions like Soriono has done with the Nationals asking him to play the outfield instead of his natural 2nd base. Which he doesn't even play well.

Alfonso Soriano refused to play the outfield for the Washington Nationals in what was supposed to be his spring training debut Monday night, and general manager Jim Bowden said his biggest offseason acquisition will go on the disqualified list if he doesn't agree to switch positions this week.

"The player refused to take the field, which we believe is a violation of his contract," Bowden said.

Soriano, a four-time All-Star second baseman, was listed as batting leadoff and playing left field on a lineup sheet posted in the Nationals' clubhouse before Monday night's 11-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

But when the Nationals took the field in the top of the first, Soriano wasn't out there. With play just about ready to start, left field was empty.

Confused players and fans looked toward Washington's dugout. The only person to emerge, however, was manager Frank Robinson.

I hope he gets put on the disqualified list and gets screwed out of the $10 mil he is owed by the Nats. Players shouldn't have this kind of power, if the manager tells him to go play left field he should go play left field whether he wants to or not.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sports: Redsox trade Arroyo

I'm not sure how I feel about this trade. I love Arroyo and I think Arroyo loves Boston. I am not totally sold on Willy Mo Pena either.
The Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Wily Mo Pena on Monday. Arroyo was 14-10 with a 4.51 ERA last season. The right-hander was part of a deep group of Red Sox starters and had taken a home-team discount when he signed a three-year contract worth $11.25 million on Jan. 19.

Pena batted .254 with 19 homers and 51 RBI last season and struck out 116 times with 20 walks. A 24-year-old right-handed hitter, he could play right field instead of lefty Trot Nixon when left-handers pitch against Boston.

Pena does have power but he doesn't have anything else. Sure if he could batt 300 with his power it would be a great deal. I guess time will tell.

I hope Arroyo has a great year in Cincinatti.

Thoughts: Simpsons will never end

Great news for any Simpsons fan like me.
Fox is loading up on animated comedies “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.”

The network has ordered two more seasons of “The Simpsons,” its 18th and 19th, and one more of “King of the Hill,” the show’s 11th.

The two-year renewal for “The Simpsons”, the longest-running entertainment primetime series on the air, guarantees it will be on the air at least through the 2007-08 season, during which the show will hit its 400th episode.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Sports: USA embarassment

How the hell does a country like Mexico beat us in baseball? Especialy 2 to 1? That sounds more like a soccer game. Sure if this was soccer I could care less if Mexico beats us, because well, I just don't care about soccer.

Now baseball is another story, we should be dominating other countries, especially Mexico. I know this is baseball and on any given day any team can win. But come on it is Mexico!!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sports: Bonds going to trial

As much as I think Barry Bonds is guilty of using steroids, Selig's decision to investigate him will be totally useless. I really don't think it will get baseball anywhere as it is almost impossible to find him guilty of steroid use. It will be a he said she said argument.

Baseball will reportedly investigate the steroids controversy swirling around Barry Bonds.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that commissioner Bud Selig has already decided to begin an investigation, according to an unidentified baseball official.

The newspaper said Selig is expected to announce the decision next week, but hadn't yet decided if the investigation would be done by Major League Baseball officials or outside investigators.

Two books that are being released this spring accuse Bonds of using steroids, human growth hormone and insulin for at least five seasons beginning in 1998. Baseball did not ban performance-enhancing substances until after the 2002 season, and Bonds has denied ever knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.

Selig also faces pressure from Congress. On Wednesday, Rep. Cliff Stearns, who previously sponsored legislation calling for tougher drug testing in pro sports, sent the commissioner a letter asking about his role in policing steroid use from 1998 to 2002.

"As commissioner, you have the essential responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the game and to ensure that cheaters have no place in professional baseball," Stearns said in the letter.

I hope they can find him guilty of steroid use. I think they are just trying to make an example out of Bonds to deter future abuse of roids. With all the evidence against Bonds I find it hard to believe every single person is lieing. If it were only a couple of people saying he used steroids I could believe that they are lieing, but I've heard dozens and dozens of sources backing up the statement that he used performance enhancing drugs.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sports: I almost feel bad

Sure I never want to see a player hurt, but when it is a Yankees player, especially a Redsox traitor like Johnny Damon, I some one feel a sense of enjoyment. Sure that may sound a little sadistic. Eh Oh well.

Good thing the Sox didn't waste $52 million on his ass.

Sports: WBC confusion

I can't really decipher this? All I know is we need Korea to defeat Japan or we are in major trouble being eliminated from the World Baseball Classic.
Team USA will be cheering for Korea to beat Japan on Wednesday night. U.S. hopes of winning the inaugural World Baseball Classic could disappear if the Japanese prevail.

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one hit in five shutout innings, and Japan beat Mexico 6-1 on Tuesday in the second round of the WBC, putting the United States in danger of being eliminated before its next game.

Korea (2-0) can earn a berth in the semifinals by beating Japan (1-1). If that happens, the United States (1-1) would also make it by beating Mexico (0-2) on Thursday.

But if Japan beats Korea, the Americans could be eliminated from contention even before playing Mexico. That would happen if Japan wins in a nine-inning game and scores seven runs or less because of the complicated tiebreaker system being employed.

That kind of outcome is a distinct possibility, since Japan has allowed only 13 runs in five WBC games; Korea has given up seven.

HUH?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sports: I don't even worry about the Patriots

Even though they cut Willie McGinist and Wide out David Givens signed with the Titans I still am not worried.

Hopefully the Patriots will resign Adam Venitari before he signs elsewhere.

The Patriots always find players to fill the voids and will continue to do so this year.

As more news comes I will report it.

Sports: Redsox update

I don't think Francona is the best manager in baseball but he was the manager when we won our first world series in that 86 year drought. With saying that I think he should have a job for life, even though I'll bitch about him every year, just the way us Redsox fans are. Francona just received a 2 year extention going through 2008.

Graffanino's time as a Boston Redsox is coming to an end. His contract becomes fully guaranteed on March 29th, if not traded before Boston would be responsible for his contract. He is a decent player and I'm sure there are plenty of ball clubs calling Theo asking what it will take to get Gaffanino. I don't think it will take any more than a marginal relief pitcher to get his services. We can never have too much pitching.

Redsox still need a back up catcher with John Flahety unexpectedly retiring. So who will they look for? How about our old friend, Doug Mirabelli. I liked the trade for Loretta for Mirabelli earlier this year, but I still hated to loose Mirabelli. I for one would love to have Belli here catching Wakefield for another year. Maybe they will take Graff for Belli? Better yet how about packaging Graffanino and Wells for Belli and Osaka? Now that is wishful thinking.

Thoughts: Another bj in the oval office?

At least if it happened this time it would be with a much hotter girl than Monica.

Mary Carey, the buxom, XXX movie star who caused an uproar last year for dining with President Bush and her pornographer, apparently still has a hunger for the nation's capital, and will have dinner with the president once again this week.

The former candidate for California governor is to attend the United to Victory dinner with Bush on Thursday, and have lunch at a related event Wednesday where Bush adviser Karl Rove is the guest speaker. She says she's taking part at the invitation of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is organizing the events.

Think Bush would say no to a porn star? She seems interested.
"I'm really excited to be going back to Washington D.C. to see the president again," said Carey. "Everyone thinks that politicians are stuffy, but we all had a great time last year, and I had fun signing a lot of autographs. Wait till they see that I have lost 20 pounds since the last time they saw me. Watch out Mr. President!"

Monday, March 13, 2006

Thoughts: I just have one question

Where is FEMA?

Homeowners across the Midwest were aghast Monday at nature's fury after a barrage of tornadoes, hail and rain left 10 people dead and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes.

"It's just amazing how devastating it is," said Mayor Tim Davlin of the Illinois capital of Springfield, which nevertheless escaped with no deaths or serious injuries. "It looks like the pictures we saw a couple months ago after Katrina."

Thousands of homes and business lost electricity over the weekend. The University of Kansas and numerous public schools closed Monday because of storm damage and power outages, and many Illinois state workers in the capital were told to stay home.

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt declared a state of emergency and authorized the National Guard to help with the cleanup. Nine of the dead were in Missouri.

Maybe because this twister is only killing white people the liberals don't care. If this twister happened in an all black neighborhood I'm sure we would be hearing that Bush's doesn't care about black people, isn't that right Kayne West?

I wish these people my best and my prayers are with them.

Sports: NCAA Bracket time

My final four.

Duke Vs Memphis and Uconn vs BC

with Duke edging out another close win against BC.

Thoughts: Another reason to hate Scientology

Chef has quit South Park.
Isaac Hayes has quit "South Park," where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion. Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said. "Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored," he continued. "As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."
I think he is taking the show way too seriously. South Park makes fun of everything which is why I enjoy it so much. It will be sad not to hear Chef sing about his chocolate balls anymore, but I'm sure they can find someone to replace them as I don't think they will kill off the beloved Chef.

Sports: World Baseball Classic

I have to admit, at first I didn't think it would be as exciting. I kept on hearing sports talk radio talk about how stupid and ill timed it was to have the WBC during Spring Training. To a certain extent I can understand their critiquing.

As anyone can see from reading my blog, I am very pro American and very nationalistic. I agree with Tommy Lasorda that there are things bigger than the World Series, one of those things is your country. Some may say playing in the WBC for your country is not even close to the World Series. I however disagree. Try telling someone in Latin America that.

I think they will place more value with their country's pride on the line than if they were playing in the World Series. Liberals have tried their best to take national pride out of America, but some of us still have pride in what I think, nay I know, is the Greatest Country in the World.

I have been watching the WBC with tremendous enthusiasm. When we beat Mexico I was excited. When Canada was up 8-0 I was devastated, but you wouldn't believe how much my brother and I cheered when Varitek hit the grandslam to cut the Canadians lead 8 to 6. And I do have to say, I was a little embarrassed that we lost to Canada. I was scared we would be out in the first round, but luckily Mexico beat Canada and we whooped South Africa, like we should, 17 to 0.

Last night I watched USA nearly defeat Japan. And I was quite impressed with Japanese play. They are a very good team and any other night that game could have gone either way. I know how baseball is, any team and beat any other team in a given day. If a pitcher goes hot or some batters slump at the same time. If that wasn't the case, the Redsox and Yankees would win just about every game.

I don't know about the rest of the baseball community out there, but I am loving the World Baseball Classic and will gladly look forward to it in four years. I'll leave you with these words.

USA WIN IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!