Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday's wash

"Those enjoying a Cowboys game from a luxury suite at the new stadium will have to shell out $90 for pizza and $66 for a 12-pack of domestic beer, reports Steven Sipple of the Lincoln Journal World."
Jerry Jones may think that people will shell out the big bucks no matter what hey charges for things. But I suspect he'll find otherwise.

The Democratic National Committee doesn't like the protests congressmen have faced concerning health care reform at town hall meetings lately. So what do they do?:
"Democrats are accusing Republicans of organizing "angry mobs" to disrupt town hall meetings across the country, but conservatives say the protests are a sign of the opposition to President Obama's health care plans. The Democratic National Committee released a Web video Wednesday charging that Republican operatives "have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob."
Perfect. The Democrats have given Republicans a golden opportunity. The GOP should quickly put out an ad, pointing out that, apparently, if you're an average Joe in the middle class and you're uncomfortable with Democrats' health care plans, Democrats think you're nothing but a "mob." Republicans, of course, know better, and share your concerns.
The Democrats stepped in it here. Make 'em pay!!
UPDATE: and by the way, recent polls show conclusively that it's not just tiny "mobs" who oppose Democratic plans on health care:
"American voters, by a 55 – 35 percent margin, are more worried that Congress will spend too much money and add to the deficit than it will not act to overhaul the health care system, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. By a similar 57 – 37 percent margin, voters say health care reform should be dropped if it adds “significantly” to the deficit.By a 72 – 21 percent margin, voters do not believe that President Barack Obama will keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the deficit, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll finds.American voters disapprove 52 – 39 percent of the way President Obama is handling health care, down from 46 – 42 percent approval July 1, with 60 – 34 percent disapproval from independent voters. Voters say 59 – 36 percent that Congress should not pass health care reform if only Democratic members support it."

But go ahead, Democrats, pretend everyone's on your side.

BASEBALL DIARY: a tough night for the Tigers last night--once again the inconsistent offense produces only 2 runs against the Orioles' mediocre (at best!) pitching staff, and Jarrod Washburn had a tough night in his Tiger debut, as the team loses 8-2. They need to win today, and thus win the series.
The Texas Rangers' offense continues to be inconsistent, too, as they lose last night to Oakland 6-0, and get only 5 hits off of the unheralded Gio Gonzalez. The Rangers need to turn this around, and quick.
But the Cubs continue to win, beating Cincinnati 6-3 behind Tom Gorzelanny, a recent pickup from the Pirates, and Kosuke Fukudome, who continues to hit. The Cubs are 14-5 in their last 19 games...