Sunday, October 26, 2008

Terrell Suggs gets warned abotu 'bounty' comment

As expected, Terrell Suggs' comments about the Ravens having a "bounty" out for Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward have drawn some attention from the league office.

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Cowboys Overcome Shaky QB, Beat Bucs 13 - 9

Brad Johnson's aim was off and the boo's were roaring at Texas Stadium. Somehow, the Dallas Cowboys pulled out of their midseason slump anyway. Johnson made up for several missed chances at touchdowns by throwing one to newcomer Roy Williams at the end of a drive sustained by four defensive penalties, and the much-maligned Dallas defense held up.

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Mike Singletary Is Already My Favorite Coach

Gotta love Samurai Mike. This is the press conference after his first game today, a loss at home to the dreadful Seattle Seahawks. Dude even benched Vernon Davis and sent him to the locker room during the game. This is one of hopefully many rants to come from the Hall of Fame linebacker and new head coach of the 49ers.

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Sunday Scoops: NFL suspensions; Plaxico benched

The New Orleans Saints, who have three players facing four-game suspensions due to testing positive for water pills, aren't the only team feeling the heat of possibly losing multiple Pro Bowlers.

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Mike Singletary Press Conference After Loss To Seahawks

Saying that he wanted players who wanted to win, new interim San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary gave a passioned post-game press conference after a game which saw the replacement for fired Head Coach Mike Nolan not only bench Tight End Vernon Davis but ordered him to the locker room for his reaction after a costly personal foul penalty.

I liked what Mike did, but I think it should be done behind closed doors.

Juntos somos una voz poderosa para el cambio. ¡Somos Latinos para Obama!

Latinos for ObamaLe pido creer. "No solamente en mi capacidad de cambiar la manera de hacer politica en Washington... sino en su capacidad." ¡Somos Latinos para Obama!

No es necesario hablar inglés al voto. Usted puede pedir un traductor. ¡Cualquier ciudadano puede votar!

McCain está no más a favor de inmigración fácil. Leído sobre las políticas de Senador Obama.

Obama es un hombre de la gente. Obama es un hombre del mundo. Obama entiende nuestro apuro. Obama trabajará para el bueno de toda la gente, no apenas la gente rica.

Giants outlast Steelers

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Giants loss to the Colts in the 1958 Title game. The Giants just completed a game with a victory that will eventually take it's place in the annals of history as one of the best regular season games ever to be played, miscues and all. It was truly a back and forth battle that saw The Giants PK John Carney(no relation to Art) boot 4 Field Goals and the Xtra Point after the winning TD. The Giants also Took 4 Interceptions away from the Steelers and Big Ben Roethlisberger, including the Steelers final offensive play of the game. The Giants defense also tallied 5 sacks and 9 Knockdowns on Big Ben. It was truly a clash of Titans, of 1 loss teams, and had been billed as a possible preview of Superbowl 43. While NY still does not look as "super" as they did in January but careful observers will tall you that Good teams find a way to win, and today, with the Steelers managing to slow the Giants offense and keep them out of the endzone until late in the game, the Giants Defense stepped up once again.

Bachmann's folly

Would you enroll in a school where the faculty didn't think schools were a useful institution?

Would you go to a church if the pastor said churches never help with our problems?

Would you choose a Mayor who didn't think a Mayor could make a difference?

Would you want your house painted by a person who didn't think painting was an important part of home maintenance?

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)Would you take your car to a mechanic who didn't think fixing cars was possible?

Yet that is precisely what MN Rep Michelle Bachmann is hoping the voters of Minnesota will do in her case. She's using that, in fact, as the basis for her so-called apology for her ridiculous tirade suggesting there are members of Congress, including Senator Barack Obama, who need to be investigated as potentially un-patriotic.
"Once again, our nation is at a crossroads and it's a time for choosing. We could embrace government as the answer to our problems or we can choose freedom and liberty..."
Why would we want to elect (or re-elect) somebody who doesn't believe government can be a positive force dealing with problems? The only reason they can have for running is self-aggrandizement and greed if they don't believe in the value of the role.

As apologies go, it's pretty weak. As logical arguments for casting one's ballot go, she's arguing in favor of her opponent, Elwyn El Tinklenberg"El" Tinklenberg. She's already driven donations his way; now it seems she's bent on the campaign equivalent of suicide. In the new Minnesota Public Radio poll, only 8% of voters said they were more likely to support Bachmann as a result of her remark that Obama "may have anti-American views" and her call for the news media to investigate the views of members of Congress. Nearly four of 10 likely voters in her 6th Congressional District say they are less likely.

Forked tongue?

In fact, when Ms. Bachmann said earlier this week that she regretted using the term "anti-American" many Minnesotans heard that oldest form of political double-talk - the kind that expresses profound regret not for what she thought, but rather for the fact it's caused so much backlash. She's not sorry she accused others of being unpatriotic, only that the voter reactions aren't what she'd hoped.

I ask again, in all seriousness: Why would we want to elect (or re-elect) somebody who doesn't believe government can be a positive force dealing with problems?

The Toilet: Our Greatest Health Breakthrough Ever?

While scientists may regard penicillin or vaccinations as the greatest medical breakthroughs of all, Jack Sim claims toilets have done more for our health. Sim, founder of the Singapore-based World Toilet Organization, wants everyone to have access to a clean and safe toilet.

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19 Ways to Slash Your Utility Bill

Where George Scott sees red, his clients are bleeding green.

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Obama Winning Georgia? How He Could Pull Off An Upset

A new InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position survey shows the remarkable: Barack Obama could very well win the deep-red state of Georgia. The Illinois Democrat, according to the poll, has a slight edge over John McCain by a margin of 48 percent to 47 percent. The findings represent an outlier from other public opinion surveys.

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Adelman: Why a Staunch Conservative Like Me Endorsed Obama

I've considered myself less of a partisan than an ideologue. I cared about conservative principles, and still do, instead of caring about the GOP. Granted, McCain's views are closer to mine than Obama's. But I've learned over this Bush era to value competence along with ideology.

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Pennsylvania Republicans Send False Anti-Obama E-mail

A new e-mail making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania this week falsely alleged that Mr. Obama “taught members of Acorn to commit voter fraud,’’ and equated a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the “tragic mistake” of their Jewish ancestors, who “ignored the warning signs in the 1930’s and 1940’s.”

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AP INVESTIGATION: Palin's Pipeline - Unfair Bid Terms?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

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