Friday, June 24, 2005

Catch-Up Time. Chuck Schumer Rents A Pair. Sox Win In Philly.

Catch-Up Time

I've been a little busy the past two days so it's now time to play catch-up. Among the things that occupied my time was attending a fitting for a tuxedo to wear as part of my friend's wedding party when he and his fiance get married this October in...LAS VEGAS!!! IT'S ON BABY! IT IS SO ON!!!

Last night it was my company team softball game that kept me from the keyboard. I am happy to report that we recorded a 15-6 win in which I went 3 for 4 with a single, double and homer, scoring twice and driving in three runs in addition to having handled four putouts in center field. The team is now 3-4 and we are currently in 10th place in an 18-team league with 11 games left to play.

Chuck Schumer Rents A Pair. Shows Signs Of Fighting Back!

So now I can address the Karl Rove - Dick Durbin nonsense. Anyone who thinks Dick Durbin was wrong in saying what he said does not understand English. Go to the Daily Howler web site on my links list to get a clear picture about this story, and why Durbin should NOT have had to apologize for a damned thing.

Of course, most Democrats have stabbed Durbin in the back, but Chuck Schumer grew a temporary spine as you will see from the story taken from Google News:

New York's senior US Senator is repeating criticism of key White House adviser Karl Rove. Senator Charles Schumer says Rove went too far in a speech earlier this week in New York City.

In Manhattan on Wednesday Rove told a conservative dinner that liberals had looked at the 9-11 attacks and offered therapy for the attackers while conservatives had prepared for war. Many democrats are calling for Rove to apologize for the remarks or resign his white house post as special adviser to President Bush.

Schumer, on a stop in Syracuse, said Rove's remarks were sickening and far beyond what should be acceptable in the political arena.

“I don't think people should play politics with 9-11. We all have our different political views, but 9-11 is sacred to all New Yorkers and to all Americans,” Schumer said.

President Bush has no plans to ask Rove to step down. A spokesman says the White House thinks Rove 'got it right' in his speech.

So not only do we see that the Republicans are calling liberals traitors, but they are, once again, exploiting their greatest windfall for their plan to erode our democracy, the September 11th, 2001 tragedy. I seem to recall that part of Governor Bush's 2000 campaign was that he wanted to "change the tone" in Washington. Well, he sure as hell succeeded in doing so. Things are pretty well fucked up in this world when Dick "Go Fuck Yourself" Cheney and Karl "The Man Behind The Curtain" Rove can tell outright lies and then arrogantly refuse to apologize, but when Dick Durbin tells the truth he is accosted from all sides and forced to apologize for making perfectly accurate statements.

Red Sox 8, Phillies 0

The Sox began their final inter-league series of the season in Philadelphia tonight with an 8-0 shutout of the Phillies. Tim Wakefield pitched eight strong innings with a nearly unhittable knuckleball, and even banged out a base hit. The Sox had three-run homers from Doug Mirabelli, his 3rd, and Manny Ramirez, his 17th. Manny also made a terrific sliding catch of a Jim Thome pop fly near the left field line. David Ortiz added a mammoth two-run homer, his 19th, to cap the Sox offense.

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