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2008-10-30 - 5:29 p.m.

Sorry for the lateness of the post today.

I went to bed around 3am or so (I think), woke up around 745...and couldn't fall back asleep. So I noodled about and tried to write, but my brain couldn't latch onto anything. So I went back to bed around noon, and slept till 5.

Now I'm functioning a bit better. So let's try again.


First off, congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies on winning the World Series, despite the storm that delayed the last three innings for two days. If that delay counts as actual game time, then that's got to be the record for the longest game ever.

Here in California, the Angels have spoken - they are not going to exercise their contract option on Garrett Anderson, after fourteen years as an Angel. So instead of spending $14 million to keep him, they are spending $3 million and releasing him. Anderson can apply for free agency for the first time in his career. If Anderson does so, then the Angels might negotiate a lower salary and take him back. We'll see how that plays out.

The team did exercise its options on Vlad Guerrero and John Lackey, so both of those players will be around for next season.

More news as events warrant.

Side note: When the Phillies won this year, there were riots and car burnings. When the Angels won in 2002, we held a parade in their honor. Must be the good weather.


While campaigning, John McCain called Barack Obama a "socialist", which Obama claims is "ridiculous".

Well, Obama was the one who said he wanted to raise taxes on those who make more than $250k/yr "out of fairness", and said he wanted to "spread the wealth around". So people who work hard to better themselves and earn more money will wind up having more taken from them in taxes and put in programs to provide "tax cuts" to those who didn't work as hard.

That sounds an awful lot like "from each according to their means, to each according to their need". And who decides how much of your hard-earned money is "fair" for you to keep?

Certainly not you, the person who actually earned it.


Michelle Malkin lists what she feels to be the five worst examples of the pro-Obama media. If the situation were reversed and this were being done to Obama, there'd be screaming.

And Walter Williams explains what he calls "wackonomics". Gee, if the higher oil prices earlier this year were Bush's fault, then shouldn't he be receiving praise for lowering them (since the price is now less than half of what it was a few months ago)?

Nah...that would make sense. At least, it would according to Williams.


Well, I haven't eaten all day. I need to get some lunch dinner.

Be seeing you.


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