Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Strikes, Two Out, Bottom Of The Ninth...

"No one will delay a World Series game with an infomercial when I'm president."

John McCain, Tuesday, Hershey PA

18 Comments:

Blogger DB said...

someone told me about this yesterday and I thought it was a joke. I can only hope it was tongue in cheek, but probably not.

add "and a blizzard blinds the hitter as he waits for the pitch"

10/29/2008 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He would if he had the money.

10/29/2008 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican convention in September moved the opening night NFL game back an hour and a half. Just saying.

10/29/2008 9:49 AM  
Blogger Charlene said...

Puh-lease, McCain. Grasping at straws.

10/29/2008 11:22 AM  
Anonymous torque said...

glad to see McCain closing the gap. The 2001 tape revealed Obama's true intentions and core philsophy: he is a socialist who wants to redistribute wealth. With a democratic congress, this will be a repeat of the Lyndon Johnson and Carter years, which crippled our economy.

10/29/2008 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

torque,

Did you read the transcript of the 2001 tape? If so, I question your reading comprehension.

Second, what was the big problem with the Lyndon Johnson years? They were followed by the Nixon years, which were also bad. Big deficits, then an oil crisis in the Carter years. Carter appointed Volcker, who imposed the bad medicine that pretty much wrecked his presidential chances but set up a lot of the recovery in the Reagan years.

I have no doubt that, if Obama wins, the economy will be bad. If McCain wins, the economy will be bad. It won't be either of their faults -- the fault is with the last 8 years of mismanagement. You can either say "let's do something different", or "let's keep up this Republican charade".

I honestly have no idea how folks like yourself can look at the situation as it is today and say that we need a Republican president to help straighten things out.

- Whammer

10/29/2008 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

My junior Senator is no socialist. I am, that's how I can tell he's not.

10/29/2008 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

True, he'll just have a bunch of retired players come before congress to testify about steroids....again. Can't anyone in his campaign give him something credible and sane to say?

10/29/2008 2:10 PM  
Blogger Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

"But though it can very seldom be reasonable to tax the industry of the
great body of the people, in order to support that of some particular
class of manufacturers; yet, in the wantonness of great prosperity,
when the public enjoys a greater revenue than it knows well what to do
with, to give such bounties to favourite manufactures, may, perhaps,
be as natural as to incur any other idle expense. In public, as well
as in private expenses, great wealth, may, perhaps, frequently be
admitted as an apology for great folly. But there must surely be
something more than ordinary absurdity in continuing such profusion in
times of general difficulty and distress."
- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

10/29/2008 2:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

"The proportion of the expense of house-rent to the whole expense of living is different in the different degrees of fortune. It is perhaps highest in the highest degree, and it diminishes gradually through the inferior degrees, so as in general to be lowest in the lowest degree. The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be anything very unreasonable. It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion." - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations Book Five, Chapter II, Article I.

10/29/2008 3:14 PM  
Anonymous e. nonee moose said...

It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.

Clearly Adam Smith is a socialist!!!

10/29/2008 3:52 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Exactly who is McCain trying to appeal to here? (Yeah, yeah. I know: the undecideds in PA and FL.) I bet Obama gets better ratings than tonight's baseball game (and possibly the entire series).

I am also with the first Anonymous re if he had the money he would have done/do the same (or similar).

That all you got, Senator?

10/29/2008 4:01 PM  
Anonymous JackOfAllTirades said...

Torque,

If Obama is a socialist, where does that leave Nixon? Does anyone remember price controls?

Was McCain able to answer Brokaw when he asked him how us bailing out financial institutions to the tune of 750 billion dollars not socialism? (answer: he just stuttered that something had to be done).

How about Palin's socialistic redistribution of wealth to the largest welfare state in the Union?

More importantly, do you think either McCain or Palin could give a definition of 'socialism'?

10/29/2008 5:34 PM  
Anonymous not sure said...

The game is not being delayed. Obama's speech will fill the time Tim Buck would normally be talking.

"Our first pitch for the world series is usually around 8:30 anyway – so we didn’t push back the game, it was really just about suspending the pre-game -- you know, Joe Buck," said the account executive, Joe Coppola. "That’s all we did."

10/29/2008 5:59 PM  
Anonymous not sure said...

Tim Buck is the evil offspring of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck. If you were curious.

10/29/2008 6:01 PM  
Anonymous jvsickle said...

Such civil discourse (apart from one blatant drivel), above all a welcome dose of Adam Smith's classic prose, framed with elegant paradoxes & demanding a sharp eye & tuned ear.

10/29/2008 9:30 PM  
Blogger Snazel said...

The broadcast didn't delay the game itself, it only bumped the pre-game.

Given how terrible Fox pre-game shows have been, even an infomercial from a politician seemed like a breath of fresh air.

10/30/2008 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, he spent his money on slimy robocalls and Palin's wardrobe.

10/31/2008 12:42 PM  

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