October 17, 2013

Watching the Red Sox lose the way they did to the Tigers last night was painful. Lots of folks had the suspicion that the Sox were one of those teams that feats on bad pitching and struggles against good pitching, but their offense has been really pathetic. And the amount of strikeouts they’ve been racking up has been infuriating to watch. I felt bad for Jake Peavy, who just flogged the dog in the second inning with all those walks, but that botched double-play ball by the usually-reliable Dustin Pedroia really hurt. Let’s see how they do tonight against Anibel Sanchez with Jon Lester toeing the rubber.

I don’t have any feeling one way or the other about the so-called government “shutdown”, but I am disappointed at the way the Republicans have botched the whole messaging thing, choosing to fight amongst each other instead of the real villains in the room, which are not senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, but Harry Reid and the Democrats sitting idly by while the ObamaCare roll-out serves as the poster-child for big government waste and incompetence. It’s pretty clear from my vantage point that entrenched Republicans in Washington like John Boehner, Peter King, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others need to be primaried and tossed out like yesterday’s trash. They don’t stand for conservatives and conservative ideals, and are only concerned about keeping their jobs and the perks that go with it while the folks they are supposed to be serving find themselves losing jobs and having their hours cut because of ObamaCare.

One of these days I’m going to start my own classical music station that plays nothing but Boccherini 24/7. I enjoy listening to classical music during this time of year, but classical music stations play too much Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi for my taste. Good, but kind of wimpy. Now Boccherini was a man’s man and his cello concertos rock my house.

Boy, do I miss my golf clubs. Even with my cranky elbow I’m jonesing for a return to the Superstition Springs driving range to see if all my peeps from earlier this year are still out there slaving away. I’ve got a flop shot and a stinger to work on.

Yesterday the pool water temperature finally dropped below 70. But I can still soak my feet under the moonlight.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 00:31 | Comments (4)
  1. This says it all…speech from Cromwell, which so applies to today and Washington.

    Oliver Cromwell Speech – Dissolution of the Long Parliament

    Dissolution of the Long Parliament by Oliver Cromwell given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653

    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

    Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

    In the name of God, go!

    Comment by jana — October 17, 2013 @ 5:31 am

  2. Now you’re speaking my language! A pox on both of their houses. And the White one as well. Grab your pitchfork and man the barricades!

    Oh wait, they’ve all been taken to prevent 90-year olds from visting open-air memorials to the dead who felll for the cause of freedom and liberty more than fifty years ago.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — October 17, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

  3. I am totally apolitical…don’t vote, never have and most likely never will as long as politicians are running for office. Politics and big money are what has gotten this country to this crossroads…no one individual did this, this is a cumulative effort over years of political and personal greed. Mitch McConnell in office 30 yrs…not because he loves what he does but it is because he can do nothing else and has gotten wealthy in the process. I despise politics and politicians.

    Comment by jana — October 18, 2013 @ 6:35 am

  4. I’m supporting and sending money to Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell. He’ll do what right – literally – and will eliminate yet another entrenched Washington pol who has gotten too comfy and too rich in his position.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — October 20, 2013 @ 2:26 am

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