August 4, 2008

These are times when just when you thought you had seen it all, you realize… you have! And again! I mean, are you really surprised when…

NEWS ITEM: Michelle Wie misses another cut at a PGA Tour men’s event:

“I think if I played a couple (PGA events) in a row, it would be a different story,” [Wie] said. “It’s just hard to play one and then one maybe a year later,” she said. “I think if I played eight in a row and I missed all eight, that would be a different story.”

Yeah, that’s right Michelle, your problem is not that you play crappy golf, it’s that you need more opportunities to play crappy golf, then maybe you’d make a cut. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

NEWS ITEM: “Democratic platform embraces Obama’s change theme“:

The committee charged with updating the platform agreed to include suggestions from Clinton, whose campaign emphasized universal health care. Obama also campaigned on improved access to health care, although the two candidates often sparred over how to make it happen and whether it should be mandated.

In a draft of the platform, the party described health care as “a shared responsibility between employers, workers, insurers, providers and government. All Americans should have coverage they can afford.”

Am I missing something here? Like, this is news? Now if the headline said something like “Democratic platform embraces McCain’s general themes”, that would be news. How the AP comes up with stories like this is amazing to me. I call it “Well, duh! journalism”. Which, actually, isn’t journalism at all…

NEWS ITEM: “Lax oversight risks millions of Medicare dollars”:

The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review, congressional investigators say.

The study by the Government Accountability Office obtained by The Associated Press sought to follow up on oversight gaps that have plagued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since at least 2005. Roughly $1 billion of the $10 billion in annual Medicare payments the government makes for medical equipment are later deemed improper.

And these are the same people the Democrats want to put in charge of our health care system (see above). Yeah, right. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

NEWS ITEM: Al-Qaida mastermind of the U.S.S. Cole attack dies a violent death from a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan, and – surprise! – innocent victims may have been taken along with him (my boldings):

Al-Qaida confirmed Sunday the death of a top commander accused of training the suicide bombers who killed 17 American sailors on the USS Cole eight years ago.

Abu Khabab al-Masri, who had a $5 million bounty on his head from the United States, is believed to have been killed in an airstrike apparently launched by the U.S. in Pakistan last week.

An al-Qaida statement posted on the Internet said al-Masri and three other top figures were killed and warned of vengeance for their deaths. It did not say when, where or how they died but said some of their children were killed along with them.

Leave it to the AP to include the fact that children were killed in the airstrike. I don’t feel sorry for terrorists who meet violent deaths. The sad truth is that people like al-Masri choose their despicable ways, and bad things happen to people who surround themselves in violence. The fact that more innocent lives are taken as a result of those choices should come as a surprise to no one.

Filed in: Golf & Sports,Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:26 | Comments (2)
  1. Michelle Wie saying her game is in pretty good shape right now would be the equivalent of TGWS saying his game is spot on following the recent Goodboys debacle. 🙂

    Comment by Dave Richard — August 4, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

  2. Truer words have never been spoken. It was embarrassing – even by TGWS standards.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 4, 2008 @ 9:06 pm

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