Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Sunday stuff

I'm back! Just time for a few items today, but more coming this week.

DETROIT TIGERS UPDATE: they've won 6 of their last 9, and their pitching has been solid--but they're still not hitting like they need to...
In other baseball news, the Texas Rangers are only 3-4 in their last 7 games, but they won today over Tampa Bay to avoid a sweep, and...if they can get a little help from the Yankees tonight...still might be just 1 game off the wild card lead going into next week.

Yes, indeedy, what were those Scottish folks thinking when they released the Lockerbie bomber this past week?
They claimed it was done on humanitarian grounds--that this particular terrorist is dying of prostate cancer, and has only months to live. But here's a thought or two: did the bomber show any humanitarian concern for those he killed back in 1988? And did he show repentance, remorse, and a desire to repair any of the damage he did???

If so, I haven't heard of it.
I give the Obama administration credit for the outrage they've shown over the release of this terrorist thug.

On the other hand, remember what President Obama's "stimulus" plan is doing here at home--causing damage:
"Thanks to Obama, one of the least indebted developed nations is now one of the most indebted — and getting ever more so. We’ve become the third most debt-ridden country after Japan and Italy. According to last month’s IMF report, general government debt as a percentage of GDP will rise from 63 percent in 2007 to 88.8 percent this year and to 99.8 percent of GDP next year."

Yes, methinks the stimulus, the health care debate...none of it's going Mr. Obama's way right about now. Look at the generic ballot for congressional races 2010--two different polls, both Rasmussen and NPR, give Republicans an actual LEAD there. Remember what that means--that in those polls, more people say they plan to vote Republican, when voting for congress in 2010, than plan to vote Democrat. Yes, a lot can change between now and then. It's early. But there's hope.