Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday's musings

...goes to this AP story: "Dems Alone Can't Deliver Obama Health Care Win."
That's false. Democrats COULD deliver him such a win--but they won't.
Because conservative "blue dog" Democrats currently oppose the Democrat bills on the table.
And thats the problem of Democrats and Mr. Obama--it's wrong to give the impression that Republicans are somehow blocking the poor Democrats as they struggle to pass a bill.
The truth is that it's typical Democratic Party disunity that's their problem right now--don't try to obscure that, liberals in the news media.

Turns out that the caller alerting police to a possible break-in at scholar Henry Louis Gates' house said nothing about race. Kind of hard to have racial profiling when no one's calling attention to a suspect on the basis of, or arresting anyone on the basis of, race.
By the way, African-American cops at the scene back up the story given by the white police officer.
Most interesting thing Gates said during the incident: "You don't know who you're messin' with!" Yes, how dare this lower-class white cop challenge the powerful Professor Gates, eh????
Yes, race...and CLASS. Interesting topics...

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers lose last night to the White Sox, 5-1, but hey, Detroit won 3 of 4 from Chicago and now lead the division by 2, so you can't complain too much.
Meanwhile the Texas Rangers took two of three in Kansas City over the weekend, winning yesterday 7-2. Again the team got excellent relief pitching, while the Rangers took advantage of a shaky KC bullpen.
And look who's in first place now in the NL Central--not the Cardinals and their new acquisition, Matt Holliday, but instead the Chicago Cubs with their 5-2 victory over the Reds yesterday (also helping were two straight Cardinal losses to Philadelphia). The Cubs got a good start from Rich Harden. They've been helped by the return of Aramis Ramirez. Ryan Dempster should be back before long. The Cubbies are in this to stay, perhaps.