Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday musings

Somebody stop those pro-Obama folks who are destroying debate in this country--quick:
"An Ohio woman says her home has become a target for vandalism since she and her husband began posting a homemade sign that says, "Stop Obama Now." Paula Morin says a small window on their garage has been broken, their house in Sandusky has been egged, and the sign has been torn down or turned around. They no longer have it on the outside of their home but now display it in the front window."

Rapper Chris Brown says he doesn't remember hitting his girlfriend:
"Pop star Chris Brown has admitted guilt and apologized for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February, but he does not remember hitting the singer, he told CNN's Larry King.
Looking at police reports about the incident makes him feel like he's reading about a stranger, Brown said in his first television interview since the arrest. "I'm in shock, because, first of all, that's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be," he said in an exclusive interview that airs Wednesday night."
Hmmm. Well, that's interesting. Because all reports are that the incident above wasn't the first Brown struck Rihanna. Methinks unfortunately therefore that this was part of who Mr. Brown was--and maybe he still isn't taking full responsibility for it.

I'm glad Dick Cheney is out there defending the Bush administration's actions in the war on terror:
"“I knew about the waterboarding, not specifically in any one particular case, but as a general policy that we had approved,” said Mr. Cheney, who noted that neither a gun nor a drill had actually been used on detainees. “The fact of the matter is the Justice Department reviewed all those allegations several years ago.” “The judgment was made then that there wasn’t anything that was improper or illegal,” said Mr. Cheney, who was speaking in an interview on Fox News Sunday. Mr. Cheney said he also supported officers who strayed outside Justice Department rules and used unauthorized interrogation techniques, saying they did so to keep Americans safe. And he warned that Mr. Holder’s investigation would demoralize intelligence officers and discourage them from working aggressively to protect the nation. Mr. Cheney described the inquiry as an “intensely partisan, politicized look back at the prior administration” intended to placate the left wing of the Democratic Party. “It’s clearly a political move,” he said. “I mean, there’s no other rationale for why they’re doing this.”

Somebody needed to defend the administration. Fact is, since 9/11/2001, there hasn't been a terrorist attack in this country. There's a reason for that.

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers got a tough, hang-in-there outing from Justin Verlander yesterday and a huge 8th-inning home run from Placido Polanco, and yesterday edged Tampa Bay 4-3. That's how divisions can be won. Verlander for example trailed much of the game, but he held the Rays at 3...and gave the Tigers a chance to come back.
But...the Cubs piddled about yesterday against the Mets, getting only 7 hits and losing 4-1. That's not how big winning streaks are made.
And the Rangers' bullpen gave it up for one of the few times yesterday, allowing 3 in the 8th and losing to the Twins, 5-3.