Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday's musings

Senator Harry Reid, on the Senate floor today, discussing the opponents of Democratic health care reform proposals:
"Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right," Reid said. "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said 'slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'"

Heh, heh. Not to worry, folks. Don't be mad. Be glad. This kind of stupid, screaming rhetoric just shows that Reid and other Democrats are becoming frustrated, and desperate. It's a good sign.

President Obama's approval numbers continue to fall.
Gallup has him at only 47% approval. Wow. Who'd have thought that back in January '09?...

Colts 27, Titans 17. Another solid performance by the undefeated Colts. To me, the highlight of the game was this: Colts lead, 24-10, 4th quarter. Still only a two-score game. But the Colts go on a long, time-consuming 4th quarter drive that chews up over 7 minutes of the clock. That's how a team puts a game away. That is, potentially, what a championship team does.
All that having been said, should the Colts face the Chargers in the playoffs, that would scare me. The Chargers present matchup problems for anybody, especially with Darren Sproles.
Meanwhile--Bengals 27, Lions 10. Same old story for the Lions--a tiny few good moments, including Matthew Stafford's TD pass to Calvin Johnson. But for the much of the game, it was Stafford being pressured, and the Lions' defense getting pushed around. Still a lot of work to do in Detroit...