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Uncle F***er

2008-08-26 - 7:48 p.m.

Worked a day shift due to one of the other supervisors going back to school. Some of the local colleges and junior colleges started this week. Things have slowed down some, but the main slowdown will happen right after Labor Day.

Then we stop summer hours.

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When someone in politics calls someone else an "Uncle Tom", it's news...especially when both the insulter and the insultee are both black and on different sides of the Democrat fence (Obama for one, Hillary for the other).

You'd think that, since these are supposedly both adults and both black, they would be above this kind of bullshit.

You'd think that...and you'd be wrong.

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And where there's racial bullshit, there's Jesse Jackson Jr. - who said Obama was like Jackie Robinson:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) told convention-goers Monday that Barack Obama is like baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson enduring jeers without the ability to hit back.

"Barack Obama has the capacity to hit," Jackson said a breakfast panel just before the opening of the Democratic National Convention. "But he is in the situation where he can't hit back, which Jackie Robinson could not do. He had to be able to run the bases, even though the crowd was jeering the first African-American on the field."

Jackson, son of the civil rights leader, said Obama is in the same situation: "He has to keep smiling, because no one wants an angry African-American man in the White House."

He'll get a pass, of course.

Radio and television host Tavis Smiley, who was also on the panel, said expectations for Obama have become so high that "even Jesus Christ himself might not be able to respond."

But...but...no challenge is too great for The Obamassiah!!

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So there's this kid pitcher, see. His name is Jericho Scott. He's nine years old. His pitching is "so hard, fast, and accurate" that, according to the parents of other teams, that "it might frighten or discourage other players."

So they want the pitcher removed. These "concerned" parents don't want this good pitcher to play. Wilfred Vidro, the coach of this lad's team, refused to replace Jericho as the pitcher. The league proceeded to cancel their next game.

So what's the message being shown, here? If you're too good, you won't be allowed to succeed? And if you're not good? Don't worry - you don't have to improve, the playfield will be leveled for you.

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Here's a fun item from Mark Evanier's blog.

Think you know your movies? Good luck.

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Okay. I have clean-up to do. I'll have tonight's Angels game on in the background.

Be seeing you.



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1 comments so far

Bob - 2008-08-27 12:27:59 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com
On a first pass, 16 out of 46, with 5 wrong and the rest unguessed. --- As for the young pitcher, that's ridiculous. Why don't we just put all the rest of the little darlings in Canton, Ohio and skip the stuff in between?

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