Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday's fish fry

Again, very busy today, so not too much time to blog...but here are a few things:

It comes from Roland Burris, on why he won't run for re-election next year:
"Embattled Illinois Sen. Roland Burris planned Friday to say he won't run for a full term in 2010, making official the end of a short Senate career clouded by the circumstances of his appointment by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. In prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press, Burris said he was bowing out of the 2010 race because of the burden of raising money to pay for a campaign. "I was called to choose between spending my time raising funds, or spending my time raising issues for my state. I believe that the business of the people of Illinois should always come first," Burris said, according to the prepared remarks."

The truth of course is that he's so discredited now, that no one in his or her right mind would donate money to such a dishonest man.

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers and Cubs were both off last night. The Rangers got a great pitching performance from Tommy Hunter, but the Seattle Mariners got an excellent one as well from Felix Hernandez and a big home run from Franklin Guiterrez, and they edged the Rangers 3-1. But the Rangers remained in first place, and if they keep getting that kind of starting pitching, hey--things will still be good.