Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Great effort K-Rod! First time since the early 60s where the team lost a series, natch were swept, to a team with over 100 losses. I have a feeling that this is more an act of shooting the messenger on Afghanistan than anything else. Shame really.
New cases taken include applying gun rights to the states. Meanwhile, the original plurality winners won in yesterday's runoff. How about instant run-off voting? Over ten million dollars could have been saved.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
And Also: The blog is getting too crowded and Paul Campos has too many just plain awful comments, but Scott again provides a reason to go to LGM (if there are more than three involved, even the name no longer works!) ... anti-child rape defense edition. OTOH, recently TalkLeft specifically RIP-ed someone involved in the murder of his wife. Absurd.
Monday, September 28, 2009
And Also: Detroit won for the first time since 2007, but the blackout policy (didn't sell out; wonder why) meant that the heavily unemployed locals could not watch it on regular television. The Jets had to meet some adversity to win their game. This is good overall. The NFL are assholes on this, overall.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Games pushed back for the Jewish holiday, four NY (NY/NJ) teams played at the same time this afternoon, all winning. The Jets and Yanks (clinched) had a bit more trouble, while the Mets had a complete game (!) and the Giants a shutout. Oh, the Lions won.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
And Also: Rachel Maddow had another piece on the hypocrisy of the efforts against ACORN and a taste of why can be found here by someone who has acted against a real problem, contractors run amuck. This includes real allegations of child sex rings.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Not a big fan of Law & Order ... tired of its standard plot and snide defense attorneys, but Glenn Greenwald recommended the season premiere (having serious dramas at 8 with Jay Leno on at 10 seems a bit off). It finds a way to bring a Bushie to trial for torture, and it was pretty good. It should have noted "enemy combatants" are on the say-so of the executive though. Innocents were tortured.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
And Also: Accidental pregnancy via a one nighter with someone much younger with few prospects? Abortion might come to mind as a possibility. Maybe not on television. More on The Good Wife with your Gilmore Girls connections. The first episode, a bit ironic given the Law & Order cast connection, showed a good defense attorney need not be a seedy sort.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
As the NY Court of Appeals allows his replacement to appoint a lieutenant governor, Eliot Spitzer inspired The Good Wife began. Some familiar faces. A Drop Dead Diva like court win. Julianna Margulies shows promise as the wife dealing with her prosecutor hubbie in jail. Good drama and can forgive some law show cliches.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Watched pretty good episodes of Drop Dead Diva (good guest stars) and Army Wives (1940s, characters playing other roles) so did not see much of the back/forth (typical) Giants/Eagles game with Manning calmly marching down the field at the end of the game. IOW, Manning did a Brady imitation (at least, Brady on another day).
Their last victim beat the Titans, who come up next, but the Jets D + enough Second Half offense (missing in the First) does the trick. BB didn't look happy. Of course, the Mets decide to play a rare good game as I watched it (switched over at Halftime, and missed the sole TD of the day). Good game blogs here.
Because Rudy might in the race and excite things, Obama is sending a message for Gov. Paterson -- the accidental governor -- that he shouldn't run. As shown (as with the Dem filling her seat, not mentioned in article) by him pressuring Sen. Gillibrand's primary opposition to drop, he has some juice here. Patterson probably has to go, even if Obama's involvement is questionable.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
And Also: Crafty way to provide a narrow result or not, the Stevens written opinion upholding a voting picture id law left something to be desired. But, for the time being, the law is D.O.A., since a state appellate court held it violated the state constitution, because it did not require mail-in voters and residents of some nursing homes to produce state-approved identification.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
And Also: Watching a clip of Dirty Dancing (also on this Saturday) in honor of Patrick Swayze's death (here is something in honor of Mary Travers' death), I noticed "Baby's" mother is Kelly Bishop, the grandmother/mother on the Gilmore Girls. Small world.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
And Also: Her history of God dropped off in the last third, but Karen Armstrong's small volume (a third but a reprint of the book), In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis, is a good discussion. Her humane take might not be that "new" for some scholars, but for the regular reader, it might provide some refreshing perspectives.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
And Also: Local primaries. Didn't know who to vote for controller (bunch of mostly bland competent sorts) but then found out two voted to end term limits, something I like in theory, but not when it overrides two public votes against doing so. And, partially to allow Bloomberg to run again, since he's the only real one to solve the economic situation or something. Oh, and the fourth option acted like a dweeb running, leaving one.*
Two mismatches ended with the favored teams winning in come from behind fashion in the final minute -- the Pats via a turnover that prevented Buffalo from trying to ice the game, the Chargers doing it the hard way via a long drive. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins had a good cast, but the mystery was a bit lame (and real monsters?! Very un-Scooby like). A good take on Serena, who then won doubles with her sister, who lost to Clijsters with less drama.
Monday, September 14, 2009
And Also: Particularly annoyed with yesterday's doubleheader, Mets/Phillies, each game lost by one run. The nightcap was galling -- Pedro Martinez pitched eight innings, pitching better than the Mets saw him pitch for years. The Mets lost it 1-0, giving up less hits, walks, and pitches than the Phillies, who obviously are lots better than the Mets. Just pissed me off.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Rachel Maddow and others reported the murder of two anti-abortion protesters, apparently on some fashion (but not limited) on account of their views. As RW notes, there has been a long history of violence and murder (eight) only on the anti side ... false equivalence that will follow notwithstanding. This asshole will cause trouble.