Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday musings...

Rock musician Dave Mathews today says he just KNOWS racism is everywhere in the U.S.:
"Of course it is! I found there's a fairly blatant racism in America that's already there, and I don't think I noticed it when I lived here as a kid. But when I went back to South Africa, and then it's sort of thrust in your face, and then came back here -- I just see it everywhere. There's a good population of people in this country that are terrified of the president only because he's black, even if they don't say it. And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it."

That's the key for many of our friends on the left--they can't prove their opponents are racist; indeed, they don't believe they have to prove it. They just "know" that it's their and that their evil opponents keep it "behind closed doors." To them, what's there to prove?

President Obama appears on no less than 5 Sunday talk shows yesterday, but even Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post--certainly no right-winger--is skeptical:
"So did Obama score? While the White House plan was for Obama to focus primarily on health care and Afghanistan, he broke no new ground on either subject, repeating points he has made many times. Some topics varied — "State of the Union" host John King asked about North Korea; "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos asked about the ACORN scandal — but the game plans were strikingly similar."

We'll see where the polls go, but given that no new ground was broken, I'd be shocked if much changed.

The latest polls indicate that the Virginia governor's race has tightened up.
That figured to happen, especially given outlets such as the Washington Post's rather obvious cheerleading on behalf of the Democratic candidate. But the good news remains--GOP candidate McDonnell remains in the lead, and polls consistently show that Virginians overwhelmingly want change (and the current governor in Virginia is a Democrat).

The Colts play tonight. The Lions of course lose again--too many turnovers, mainly, by rookie QB Matthew Stafford (to be expected, of course) a secondary that's so weak it had to lay back to take away the deep balls, which allowed Brett Favre to pick away underneath and complete 23 of 27 passes. We knew it would take a while. And boy, will it, for the Lions...

BASEBALL DIARY: well, let's face it, the Tigers did not play well over the weekend in Minnesota, losing two of three (but then, they never play well there). But they did win yesterday, 6-2, to keep their lead at 3 games...and that thanks to clutch work from the bullpen, another errorless game, a big home run from Ryan Raburn of all people...maybe the Tigers can still hang on. But it'll be by their fingernails.
Meanwhile the Rangers and Cubs unfortunately have run out of time and good play and are playing out the string...