Raging Bulls—-t Monday, Sep 20 2010 

National Review’s Dinesh D’Souza says that what he calls Barack Obama’s “rage” is the product of a Kenyan anti-colonialist worldview inherited from his father. Sounds like the transferred guilt of someone whose rage stems from an Indian anti-colonialist worldview inherited from his father.

What’s Good for the Gander Monday, Sep 20 2010 

A female sports reporter was harassed by naked and semi-naked athletes like Darrelle Revis in the New York Jets locker room.  Still waiting to hear from the male sports reporter who claims he was harassed by naked and semi-naked athletes like Maria Sharapova in a Women’s Tennis Association locker room.

Homer’s Cousin Alan Monday, Sep 20 2010 

Mulling over Alan Simpson’s diatribe about old women and veterans feeding off  the government “tit” — and waiting for the former Wyoming senator to come out in favor of eliminating pensions we pay ex-senators still on the government “tit.”

Sports Quote of the Week Monday, Sep 20 2010 

“I don’t expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.”

Nebraska Coach Bob Devaney (1964)

Deck Chairs in the Oval Office Wednesday, Sep 15 2010 

With a White House staff shake-up looming, the metaphor of the month is that all it adds up to is re-arranging the deck chairs aboard the Titanic.  Will it make any difference if Rahm Emanuel leaves to run for Mayor of Chicago?  If Robert Gibbs quits the press podium after two years of trading barbs with Fox News?

None at all.  Did it make any difference when George W. switched from Andy Card to…  I forget who.  A president — any president — gets the advisors he deserves;  that is, the advice he wants to hear.  The only chief executive I’ve ever heard of who tolerated negative vibes was Thomas E. Dewey who, after presenting an idea to his staff, insisted they point out its flaws.  Probably the reason he never made it from the Governor’s mansion in Albany to the White House.

What Did Hegel Know? Wednesday, Sep 15 2010 

From the Washington Post, 9/10/10 :  “After nearly nine years of nation-building in Afghanistan, experts said, the U. S.  faces mounting evidence that it has helped assemble one of the most corrupt governments in the world.”

Speaking of advice that presidents fail to heed, consider:  Britain failed to win a war in Afghanistan, then the Russians repeated that mistake. Hegel advised that history repeated once is tragedy,  twice a farce.  But what did Hegel know?  He hadn’t read General Petraeus’ book on counter-insurgency.

Sports Quote of the Week Wednesday, Sep 15 2010 

“If I ever need a brain transplant, I want one from a sportswriter, because I’ll know it’s never been used.”

— Joe Paterno

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