Sep 25, 2015

Boehner is a moderate now!

This is getting entirely too predictable and despite that, deeply depressing.

In somewhat of a surprise, John Boehner resigned today. Suddenly, he is now a moderate. Why? Because he apparently sacrificed his career for the good of the House. Or his party. Heck, even Obama, his arch-rival said
"John Boehner is a good man. It took me by surprise, we have obviously had a lot of disagreements and politically we are at different ends of the spectrum, but he has always conducted himself with the courtesy and civility with me." 
He proceeded to call him a "patriot."

Aug 27, 2015

US Open 2015


Djokovic > Raonic R3
Dimitrov R2 > Nishikori R1
Murray R4 > Simon R1
Federer > Gasquet

Djokovic > Dimitrov
Murray R4 > Federer

Murray > Djokovic


Serena > BencicR3
Sharapova [Before the friggin thing even started]> Jankovic [who cares when]
Muguruza R2> Panetta
Safarova R1 > Halep

Sharapova > Serena [SF]
Muguruza > Safarova

Sharapova > Muguruza

Jun 26, 2015

Wimbledon 2015


Djokovic > Cilic
Raonic R3 > Thiem R2
Murray > Nadal R2
Berdych R4> Federer

Djokovic > Raonic
Murray SF> Berdych

Djokovic > Murray


Serena > Bencic R4
Pliskova R2> Sharapova
Lisicki >  Kerber
Makarova > KvitovaR4

Serena > Pliskova
Lisicki > Makarova

Serena > Lisicki

Jun 23, 2015


Simply masterful!

Check the headlines in the aftermath of the Charleston shootings. Grief, anger, racism, cause, mourning, denial (OK, this was just the baggers, but still), guns, ... Stars and Bars.

The Confederate Flag.

Cries were loud and clear to bring down that flag from governmental buildings in South Carolina (OK, not from the baggers, but still).
Then Nikki Haley announced that she'd champion the effort and get the legislature to do so. Walmart decided that they did not need anymore Confederate dollars, so they banned all that Confederate stuff. eBay and Amazon followed.

As will many others.

With the help of a racist and unwitting MSM, the rightwing has successfully steered the conversation away from guns.

A white racist shot nine black men six black men and three black women in their church.

The debate today is whether to ban a flag, and where. Like I said, simply masterful!

Jun 22, 2015

Duplicitous baggery

31 possible cases of voter fraud have been found from 2000-2014. That is 31 out of approximately one billion votes cast in all sorts of elections over a decade and a half.

Bagger solution: Eliminate most of early voting, require specific voter id that coincidentally poses hardships for students and very old voters.  In other words, more laws.

Because apparently even a single case of voter fraud is one too many. And the existing laws are not good enough.

Firearm related homicides in the US are at about 11,000 per year.

Bagger solution: More guns. No more laws.

Because if the existing laws are insufficient to control gun violence, what's one more law going to do?  Besides, criminals do not follow laws (So since murderers do not follow the law and will murder, there is no point in having laws against murder)

May 22, 2015

French Open 2015

Djokovic > Nadal
Murray > Ferrer
NishikoriQF > BerdychR4
Wawrinka > MonfilsR4

Djokovic > Murray
Nishikori > Wawrinka

DjokovicF > Nishikori

Serena > JankovicR1
KeysR3 > KuznetsovaR2
HalepR2 > MakarovaR4
NavarroR3 > SharapovaR4

Keys > Serena
Navarro > Halep

Navarro > Keys

Djokovic will have produced the greatest start to a season ever if the predictions hold, and should complete the CYGS.