I write this after 5 innings, with the Phillies thrashing the Cubs 12-3. Pedro Martinez, in his improbable comeback , has gone 4 strong innings and one weak one. He’ll get a win — what’s that, #216 against 99 losses?
There’s a guy who has played for teams I’ve hated — Mets, Dodgers, RedSox (never minded the Expos) — and I hated him as well. But tonight, for his return to the Majors in red pinstripes, I’m 100% behind him.
Somewhere, lifelong Cubbies fan Lu Senz is grinding her teeth. I can’t hear it, but I like it. Hey, classy move, Lu, that dickhole dumping his beer on Victorino as he set himself under the fly ball. Another fine specimen of Wrigley bleacher rat. Don’t tell me again about what animals we are in the City of Bodily Harm.
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That aside, let’s pick up where we left off yesterday with an amusing commentary on Wingnut Nation and their latest foray into intellectual debate over ObamaCare….
Not only are anti-reformists showing up, they’re terrorizing legislators with their tomfoolery when they do. Blinded by fear and passion, armed with misinformation and misplaced anger, they descend on these meetings and hoot and holler in an attempt to shut down the debate rather than add to it.
I must say that this says more about them than it does about any forthcoming legislation. Belligerence is the currency of the intellectually bankrupt.
Trapped in their vacuum of ideas, too many Republicans continue to display an astounding ability to believe utter nonsense, even when faced with facts that contradict it.
A Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released last Friday found that 28 percent of Republicans don’t believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States and another 30 percent are still “not sure.” That’s nearly 6 out of 10 Republicans refusing to accept a basic truth. … According to a Gallup poll released last summer, 6 in 10 Republicans also said they thought that humans were created, in their present form, 10,000 years ago.
Let’s face it: This is no party of Einsteins. Really, it isn’t. A Pew poll last month found that only 6 percent of scientists said that they were Republicans. — Charles Blow, NY Times
“Jesus Hates Health Care!” “Guns Yes Socialized Medicine No!” “Don’t Feed My Grandma to Illegal Immigrants!” Yeah, we got ourselves the makings of a movement here, all right. A bowel movement.
It’s what I was saying yesterday (Georgina) — let a thousand flowers bloom, even the blooming idiots. Exercise your right of free expression. It’s a good thing. I like it, especially when it says more about the expressers than the expressed.