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    ruh roh (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:44:38 PM EST
    Evangelical Leaders Say Donald Trump May Find Support From Social Conservatives

    love this

    Ralph Reed, one of the top GOP strategists in the country and Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition tells The Brody File, "There is a nascent and growing curiosity in the faith community about Trump.  Evangelicals will like his pro-life and pro-marriage stances


    pro marriage (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by CST on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:54:27 PM EST
    I guess that's why he's done it so many times.

    The remaking of the Donald is kind of fascinating to watch.

    And frankly, I think this is a reasonable outcome:

    "But in New York, home to one of the largest gay and lesbian communities in the U.S., Trump's comments may end up biting him in the ass-ets.


    Noting that Trump recently switched his stance on abortion from pro-choice to pro-life, Roskoff says: "His game plan is to appeal to the extreme right." But he continues: "How he does business in New York, how he's tolerated is beyond me. I think things are going to change for him."


    Yet another example of how that (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:38:56 PM EST
    particular demographic is full of complete and utter BS. IMHO.

    You know (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:48:53 PM EST
    I was going to mention this not because of this article but because one of my fundy friends on facebook was putting up posts about him and how much she liked him. I was surprised to see it especially because this chick thinks Bush is wonderful and Trump does not.

    Oh, noooo!!! I just read your paragraph about pro life and pro marriage stances. As far as I know, Trump has never had those stances before. I guess he's the Kucinich of the GOP primary.


    Im tellin ya (none / 0) (#8)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:49:49 PM EST
    start taking that hair pie seriously.

    Nah... (none / 0) (#14)
    by kdog on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:54:51 PM EST
    wait till the GOP-set gets aload of his bankruptcy filings and assorted welfare queening.

    The fraud will be exposed on the campaign trail.

    The guys casinos have gone bankrupt...casinos!  That level of failure is difficult to achieve.


    I dont think so (none / 0) (#17)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:58:13 PM EST
    we are in unexplored territory.  they are now able to make up their own reality. see Donalds comment.

    That is true... (none / 0) (#35)
    by kdog on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 05:28:52 PM EST
    you can't educate those who don't wish to be educated.

    Though if the "great businessman" fraud doesn't sink him with the rightwing set the "family man" fraud might...he's a multi-faceted fraud.


    Pretty Sure... (none / 0) (#89)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 09:03:25 AM EST
    ... the right would elect Pluto, the planet or the fictional dog, if the race came to Obama vs. Pluto.  

    I haven't heard one single name from the right that doesn't make me gasp or laugh in a really bad way.  I just know they are going to pick something far worse than Donald.  Donald may be a joke, but he's smart, not an endorsement, but there are oceans of worse prospective candidates.

    The Citizens decision will have 4+ years of scrutiny in the boardrooms, and the money we saw last cycle will look like scraps compared to 2012.  So they don't need a Reaganesque figure, just someone who can say about 6 catch phrases, loves jesus (not my gardener), and the money will get the rest of the votes.


    We seem to go with what (none / 0) (#38)
    by KeysDan on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:16:27 PM EST
    the politicians say, not what they do.  For example, Florida Governor Rick (Daddy Warbucks) Scott.  Oh, wait he is doing what he said.  Scott did say he would run the government like a business and he is--just like his business.

    They do like them some beauty pagents :) (none / 0) (#85)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 08:23:48 AM EST
    I just wanna (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:46:23 PM EST
    say that TL is probably one of the best blogs if not the best blog around as far as I'm concerned. At the big orange it mostly consists of the outrage du jour and you can really get overwhelmed and feel hopeless over there or maybe I'm just an issues person. Whatever. Anyway, I really enjoy the conversation here.

    plus (none / 0) (#6)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:49:11 PM EST

    amazing images (5.00 / 0) (#11)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:51:56 PM EST
    Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

    An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

    Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenonemon before - but they also report that there are now less mosquitos than they would expect, given the amoungt of stagnant, standing water that is around.

    Texas' Version (5.00 / 0) (#25)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:17:37 PM EST
    coooool (none / 0) (#26)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:18:31 PM EST
    nature is amazing (none / 0) (#16)
    by nycstray on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:57:54 PM EST
    thanks for the image :)

    and seemingly (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:58:37 PM EST
    in revolt

    do you blame her? (5.00 / 0) (#21)
    by nycstray on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:02:40 PM EST
    not in (none / 0) (#22)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:06:52 PM EST
    the least

    How about a no-fly zone over nature (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:13:21 PM EST
    for a while? I could get behind that.

    honest to god (5.00 / 0) (#12)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:53:08 PM EST
    these people need a time out.

    their fetish for ignorance (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:09:52 PM EST
    has gotten out of control.  I expect to see a campaign poster next time that says something like

    "Reelect congressman Sphincter.  He is dummer than a bag of hammers"


    Even the worst Republican can (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:35:12 PM EST
    occasionally say something truly profound.

    Rand Paul: Newt Gingrich has More Positions on Libya Than Wives

    PAUL: I was happy to see that Newt Gingrich has staked out a position on the war, a position, or two, or maybe three. I don't know. I think he has more war positions than he's had wives.

    Sounds like Rand is going (none / 0) (#46)
    by KeysDan on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:49:29 PM EST
    to run.

    Heck, why not? (5.00 / 1) (#49)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:02:03 PM EST
    Every other idiot in the country is going to run. At a time when the country is in dire straights, lets make sure we elect someone without any experience or any desire to turn things around. A contest based on who can accumulate the most cash and has the most savvy friends.

    yes (5.00 / 0) (#34)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 05:20:36 PM EST
    there is a town called Frog Jump

    While the self-described Tea Party patriot lists his occupation as "farmer" and "gospel singer" in the Congressional Directory, he doesn't mention that his family has received more than $3 million in farm subsidies from 1995 to 2009, according to the Environmental Working Group.

    via stinque

    Well, phooey (5.00 / 1) (#43)
    by Zorba on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:38:59 PM EST
    Cardinals just lost to the Padres 5-3 in overtime.  Pujols grounded into three (count 'em) three double plays!  I am disgusted.  

    And that's why they (none / 0) (#61)
    by brodie on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:04:11 PM EST
    pay Albert the big bucks.

    Although Albert didn't muff the ball to (none / 0) (#65)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:05:37 PM EST
    lose the game.

    Paging oculus: Padres 5, Cards 3 (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by jeffinalabama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:42:13 PM EST
    in 11. Nice opening day, bullpen gave up no runs.

    Braves 2 Nats 0. Another opening day 1st at-bat home run for guess who? Heyward.

    Some good news and exposure of (5.00 / 1) (#48)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:55:32 PM EST
    stupid U.S. drug policies.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday took the unusual step of announcing that it would allow pharmacies to continue to produce less expensive versions of a drug long used to reduce the risk that women will give birth prematurely.

    The move was aimed at defusing a controversy that erupted after the agency approved the drug Makena to prevent preterm births. Makena's owner, KV Pharmaceutical of St. Louis, is charging $1,500 a dose for the drug. The same compound had been available for years for about $10 to $20 a dose.

    That quote does not clearly state that back in February the Food and Drug Administration gave KV Pharmaceutical of St. Louis exclusive rights to produce a progesterone shot used to prevent premature births in high-risk mothers. Nor does it tell the entire tale.

    The public domain drug progesterone become popular when research fully paid for by the government through the National Institutes of Health showed it was very effective at preventing preterm birth...

    This egregious case is a prefect example of two of the biggest problems with brand name drugs in this country. Government patents and exclusive rights are meant to be a reward to private spending on innovative research, but, like this case, much of the innovative research is actually being paid for directly or indirectly by the taxpayers while private companies reap the rewards. link

    Good (none / 0) (#53)
    by Zorba on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:21:20 PM EST
    It's stupid that the FDA took absolutely no account of the price when they initially gave KV exclusive rights.  I'm glad that women can still buy the less expensive version.  

    Why take expensive (none / 0) (#62)
    by BackFromOhio on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:24:42 PM EST
    synthetic hormones where there is natural progesterone?  

    The drug is extremely inexpensive (5.00 / 1) (#69)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:10:31 PM EST
    to make and the company who was originally awarded exclusive rights to produce a progesterone shot spent nothing for research since that cost was fully paid for by the government through the National Institutes of Health.

    Only the greed of the pharmaceutical company once it was handed an monopoly by the FDA made it expensive. It was very inexpensive before the FDA ruling.

    I don't know if natural progesterone could be used or has been tested for this application. That would be a great question for a doctor or someone involved in related research.    


    Still (5.00 / 1) (#88)
    by BackFromOhio on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 09:01:14 AM EST
    the real thing is always best, IMO. I don't think government can give exclusive rights or patent to any natural substance; that's why birth control pills and HRT contain synthetics made from horse urine.

    Bringing back the "good old days" (5.00 / 2) (#59)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:01:54 PM EST
    Concerted effort to bring back child labor. The corporations and the CEO's aren't making enough money and once the U.S. provides the lowest cost labor force, jobs will come back to America.

    We could dominate the Persian rug (none / 0) (#67)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:08:35 PM EST
    market.  Takes small fingers to tie those knots.

    Once we fill the factories with (5.00 / 2) (#71)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:19:45 PM EST
    children making $1.50 a day we will dominate the manufacturing market on most products and be able to provide Wal-mart with cheap goods without the shipping costs.  

    Final Four and the NFL (none / 0) (#1)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:35:58 PM EST
    Because of the lockout, no NFL players are allowed into Reliant Stadium, which is where the Final Four is being held.

    NFL players being NFL players; some of them are going to go, especially if their Alma mater is playing.

    I was also pondering the notion that some of our own players, Houston Texans, might try to slip in using a the tried and true groucho marx disguise.

    Anyways, does anyone know what the ramifications would be if someone gets caught ?

    Did Not Know That (none / 0) (#7)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:49:11 PM EST
    VCU has never had a football team- (none / 0) (#63)
    by Joan in VA on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:48:58 PM EST
    when I was an undergrad, they did have a club team, though-they scrimmaged with the inmates at the nearby VA State Penitentiary. The body searches put a damper on student attendance, however.

    Googled but still have no idea why the (none / 0) (#70)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:11:59 PM EST
    NFL owners locking out their players bars the players from attending NCAA men's basketball.  Please explain.

    It's being held... (5.00 / 1) (#73)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:27:30 PM EST
    ...in a NFL "owned" facility.  The players are locked out of all NFL facilities--stadiums, team training facilities and the like.  

    I get it (5.00 / 1) (#75)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:31:30 PM EST
    This particular venue, Reliant Stadium is a multisport facility, the same place the Houston NFL team plays.

    You two are so damn smart! (none / 0) (#77)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:46:43 PM EST
    Back in the day of an NFL strike (5.00 / 1) (#79)
    by nycstray on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 11:04:11 PM EST
    we had to meet Steve Young and coach at Stanford stadium for a photo shoot (advertising a clothing brand and a promo event) because they couldn't step foot into Candlestick. They apparently weren't allowed to discuss certain things during the shoot between each other, iirc. It was a beautiful bay area day out of the office, and no, we didn't hear a thing or have to tell them to quit the serious conversation while shooting. Yes, we were doing cartwheels on the field. Like I said . . . it was a beautiful day ;)

    Any day I got to breath the same air as (5.00 / 0) (#84)
    by ruffian on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 06:56:43 AM EST
    Steve Young would qualify as beautiful in my book!

    Maybe they are 'locked out' of (none / 0) (#72)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:22:35 PM EST
    sporting facilities? In case they decide to play some football midcourt.

    More (none / 0) (#9)
    by Capt Howdy on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:50:48 PM EST
    I hope so (none / 0) (#87)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 08:27:57 AM EST
    Fingers crossed...toes crossed, someone really big in what is left of his military - I have a vacation package for you :)

    Gadhafi & Confusion (none / 0) (#19)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:00:31 PM EST
    MSNBC Huge Headline:
    "Top US officer: Gadhafi forces 'degraded' but not about to break"

    Then click on the article and this headline becomes:
    "US: Gadhafi isn't close to breaking point"

    Why can't we get any consistency about what is going on.  Even the two headlines, similar, but they have different meanings, one is somewhat hopeful, the other is dismal.

    I'm tired of being in the dark, no one seems to have the same thing to say, from Obama to the Media to discussions here.  How are we suppose to understand and take a position when all we are getting is conflicting piles of non-sense.

    Where is this headed, and I know it's been discussed to death in the last post(s), my question is more to do with not getting any reliable and/or consistent information.  

    I can't think of a recent issue in which it's been harder to figure who is full of S and who's spot on.

    In (none / 0) (#28)
    by lentinel on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:27:41 PM EST
    this film I saw the other day were clips of Bush, Cheney and Condi Rice all lying through their teeth about Iraq.

    I remember how it felt at the time when I saw them.

    I can also remember, for what it is worth, how it felt to see Clinton's denial about his dalliance with Ms. Lewinsky. It is interesting to revisit the footage and know that he is lying and yet remember whatever part of you either believed him or at least suspended disbelief.

    Right now, when I see members of this administration talking - about just about anything - I have a similar feeling. It sounds OK. It looks OK. But something is off.

    And it seems to me that when we are talking about war and peace and the sacrifice of many lives there should be no doubt.
    No fog. No mincing of words. Nothing unclear.

    These leaders have become quite adept at lying. And a public that has been truly frightened by the event of the last 10 years has learned what not to ask.

    Might be time to rescreen (none / 0) (#33)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:51:35 PM EST
    Fahrenheit 911, just for what a refresher of what this looks like.

    We (none / 0) (#37)
    by lentinel on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 05:57:30 PM EST
    don't need a refresher.

    It is happening right now before our eyes.

    Can't we learn to recognize how it feels when someone lies to us?


    Oh, I see it (5.00 / 1) (#47)
    by ruffian on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:54:24 PM EST
    But plenty of people that applauded F-911 seem unable to recognize it.

    Rep. Gohmert just doesn't know (none / 0) (#31)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:44:33 PM EST
    what he is talking about. No way the war in Libya will deplete the military. The military is having no trouble filling their recruitment goals since it is one of the few places still hiring.

    Well the politicians are able to make up (none / 0) (#42)
    by MO Blue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:32:49 PM EST
    things that are beyond what sane people should believe. The media reports the insanities as though they are fact and too many people decide what is true or not true based on whether they belong to the same team as the idiot politician who utters the dribble.

    Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Found (none / 0) (#32)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 04:44:43 PM EST
    Is it still going to Twitter ?

    Sadly (none / 0) (#54)
    by CoralGables on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:42:47 PM EST
    @BronxZoosCobra hasn't tweeted in 6 hours when he may have been at Yankee Stadium for today's opener prior to capture.

    Crime beat... (none / 0) (#36)
    by kdog on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 05:42:16 PM EST
    massive heist in Sullivan County NY...20 million stolen, and 15 people kidnapped.

    Did I mention it's all legal?

    And the Holiday Bandit got pinched...shocker, a heroin addict.  Maybe we should make that heroin stuff illegal.  Wha...we did that already?  And the problems worsened?  Sh*t, now what do we do?

    Pay no attention to the Republican (none / 0) (#39)
    by Harry Saxon on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:16:51 PM EST
    on YouTube:

    "The Examiner reports that Wisconsin Republicans claim that no one else can republish a video of United States Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) complaining about how he is 'struggling' to get by on his $174,000 salary without their permission, even though they originally released the video on YouTube for the whole world to see and now the GOP is trying to take legal action to stop anyone else from republishing the video. The tape caused a stir for Duffy, a first-term conservative best known for his past as a reality TV show star on MTV's The Real World after Democrats flagged the comments about his taxpayer-funded salary which is nearly three times the median income in Wisconsin and criticisms began to flow Duffy's way. Here's a one-minute clip, excerpted from roughly 45 minutes of video of the public Duffy townhall, that the Polk County GOP doesn't want anyone to see."

    Click or Slashdot Me

    Pioneer Anomaly Solved?

    During the last decade or so, the Pioneer Anomaly has become one of the great unsolved puzzles in astrophysics.

    The problem is this. The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were launched towards Jupiter and Saturn in the early 1970s. After their respective flybys, they continued on escape trajectories out of the Solar System, both decelerating under the force of the Sun's gravity. But careful measurements show that the spacecraft are slowing faster than they ought to, as if being pulled by an extra unseen force towards the Sun.

    This deceleration is tiny: just (8.74±1.33)×10^−10 ms^−2. The big question is where does it come from.

    Spacecraft engineers' first thought was that heat emitted by the spacecraft could cause exactly this kind of deceleration. But when they examined the way heat was produced on the craft, by on board plutonium, and how this must have been emitted, they were unable to make the numbers add up. At most, thermal effects could account for only 67 per cent of the deceleration, they said.

    Click or Technology Review Me

    Hmm, my first thought: (none / 0) (#60)
    by brodie on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 09:03:16 PM EST
    that controversial theory out there, I believe originating with one or two Russian planetary scientists, and backed by a couple of similar US academic and indy scientific types, that our solar system appears to be heading into a particularly "energetic" portion of the galaxy, which to my non-expert mind seems as good an explanation as any as to the slowing down.

    This is also the theory that suggests that this would also account for not only the significant planetary changes (magnetic, climate etc) occurring on other planets in our system, but also our own planet's climate and magnetic changes.  (btw, this doesn't nullify human-caused factors, but would be in addition to them ..)

    Works for me anyway.  



    There was a science fiction novel (none / 0) (#76)
    by Harry Saxon on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:39:17 PM EST
    based on the premise that the solar system passed out of an 'inhibitory field' that results in increased brain power for everything from ants to humans, and the results of that change on humanity and the planet.

    Perhaps that SF author (none / 0) (#90)
    by brodie on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 09:19:59 AM EST
    got the idea from another author, an unusual independent archeologist who wrote several quirky books including one, a best-seller in its time, that among other things brought the previously largely unknown unusual rock formations of Marcahuasi, Peru to the world's attention.  This author, who claimed to have been a ufo contactee and to have received numerous communications from the visitants as he called them, writes that

    our entire solar system was entering the outer fringes of a great cosmic cloud .... As we entered the fringes of this field of energy, we began to experience the first effects in the form of strange weather, melting polar ice caps, earthquakes, the increase in cosmic bombardment ....  Every phase of our life will be changed-- Economics, Religion, Education, Politics, Science, Social Life, Medicine, eating habits, etc.  Virtually everything will be influenced, and for the better.

    The book is George Hunt Williamson's The Road in the Sky.

    The publication date is 1959.


    The novel was actually written (none / 0) (#91)
    by Harry Saxon on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 10:18:10 AM EST
    before 1959, I was able to find it with the Wiki and my rusty recollection of the authors' name:

    Plot summary

    At the end of the Cretaceous period the Earth moved into an energy dampening field in space. As long as Earth was in this field all conductors became more insulating. As a result almost all of the life on Earth with neurons died off, causing the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. The ones that survived passed on their genes for sufficiently capable neurons to deal with the new circumstance. Now in modern times the Earth suddenly moves out of the field. Within weeks all animal life on earth becomes about 5 times as intelligent. The novel goes through the triumphs and tribulations of various people and non-human animals and groups on earth after this event.

    The book opens with a lyrical description of a rabbit stuck inside of a trap becoming able to reason his way out. This is a common theme in the book. Animal traps are based on the idea that the animal cannot reason their way out of them. When the animals get the ability to reason they start escaping.

    Click or Brain Wave Me


    Interesting, and wasn't (none / 0) (#92)
    by brodie on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 10:36:32 AM EST
    familiar with that book or author.  The timeline here is possibly a coincidence or something else perhaps?  

    Because my author Williamson in his book claims that he was relating communications from his "visitants" about the energy field that actually took place in 1952.  And I notice from your cite that your author first published in 1953.  Hmm ...


    Government witness in Barry Bonds trial, (none / 0) (#41)
    by Zorba on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:29:01 PM EST
    his doctor, contradicted everything Hoskins testified to.  The judge
    is clearly troubled by the conflict between Ting's testimony and Steve Hoskins', and is grilling prosecutors about whether they knew about some of the conflicts beforehand outside the presence of the jury.
    and defense attorney and prosecutor were
    interrupting each other and quarrelling over the defense's allegations that prosecutors have played fast and loose about providing information they are obligated to turn over that would reveal evidence exculpatory to the defendant.

    The Prosecution (5.00 / 0) (#55)
    by CoralGables on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:49:10 PM EST
    continues to be in disarray. This being obviously worse than the ex-girlfriend disaster witness.

    Our tax dollars at work.


    Zorba, Elias Sports Bureau (none / 0) (#45)
    by jeffinalabama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 06:44:05 PM EST
    says that it's the first time anyone has ever grounded into three DPs on opening day. Pujols had hit in the previous 10 opening days in which  he's played.

    I said (none / 0) (#50)
    by Zorba on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:03:36 PM EST
    that I'm disgusted, and I'm definitely disgusted.  :-(

    Sorry... thank goodness it's (5.00 / 1) (#51)
    by jeffinalabama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:05:55 PM EST
    a 162 game season. And thank the baseball gods it's finally opening day! By baseball gods, I of course mean Jobu.

    Albert Post Game Quote (5.00 / 3) (#56)
    by CoralGables on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:57:48 PM EST
    "Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come."

    You no help me now? I say eff you, Jobu, (5.00 / 2) (#64)
    by Joan in VA on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:02:59 PM EST
    I do it myself!

    Should Albert admit he can't hit a (none / 0) (#66)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:07:09 PM EST
    curveball?  Didn't know that.  But, then, I'm not a scout, pitcher, pitching coach, and/or mgr.

    Oh oculus (5.00 / 3) (#68)
    by CoralGables on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:10:25 PM EST
    your advanced knowledge of the arts does not yet extend to the teachings of Jobu.

    Ah. Wonder if jeffinalabama watched (none / 0) (#78)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:53:44 PM EST
    this one to gear up for opening day?

    Last weekend. (5.00 / 1) (#80)
    by jeffinalabama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 11:10:11 PM EST
    Think early Charlie Sheen. n/t (none / 0) (#74)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 10:29:25 PM EST
    LOL! n/t (none / 0) (#52)
    by Zorba on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:16:46 PM EST
    Okay (none / 0) (#57)
    by dead dancer on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:59:27 PM EST
    So how bout sending me one of those packages!

    And I always thought (none / 0) (#58)
    by CoralGables on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 08:04:05 PM EST
    you were a Kona Longboard or Kona Fire Rock kind of commenter.

    Dodgers win on opening day. (none / 0) (#81)
    by jeffinalabama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 11:11:36 PM EST
    Oh well, can't have everything...

    More importantly, we're a half game (5.00 / 1) (#83)
    by Joan in VA on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 12:36:13 AM EST
    up on the Phils! Guess we'll see if it holds up until Saturday. lol.

    Today's local paper (print edition): (none / 0) (#82)
    by oculus on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 11:33:34 PM EST
    No mention of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.  Hey, it's opening day and the wildflowers are great in the desert!

    Crazy huh? (none / 0) (#86)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 08:25:17 AM EST