Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Tiger Woods Worst Finish Ever




“The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican party. It is a shame and an embarrassment that the GOP now wants to amend it for starkly political reasons,” McKinnon. Initially Republicans rallied around the amendment to welcome more citizens to this country. Now it is being used to drive people away.”  – Mark McKinnon, media adviser to Bush’s two presidential campaigns, who attacked Republicans for forfeiting their allegiance to the legislative milestone.

“I figured out early in the race I was taking a risk by being unwilling to call the President a socialist. I’d get asked a question and they’d all wait to see if I’d use the word – socialist – they were throwing around. I wouldn’t. Because I don’t think that’s what he is. To call him a socialist is to demean the office and stir up a passion that we need to be calming, rather than constantly stirring up…I think that to some extent, we’re getting what we deserve. We have basically decided to stir up a base and that’s a bad decision for the country. Because the country needs people here serving in Washington to say, ‘listen let’s lead and let’s help people understand.’” – Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) saying he knows firsthand the risky business of refusing to call President Obama a “socialist” from his primary election defeat earlier this summer. Bipartisanship is overrated, Sen. Dodd insists. Bipartisanship is overrated, Sen. Dodd insists.

“Mitch McConnell is very smart politically, referring to the Senate Republican leader, “but we’re giving him credit for what he didn’t achieve. . . . In the midst of it all, there have been some remarkable successes. . . . We’re arguing against ourselves when we say we can’t get anything done.” – Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) talking about the Senate to E. J. Dionne of the Washington Post.

“I hate mornings, I really hate ’em, with every fiber of my being.”…But, I love the people who build this show.” – Bill Weir saying goodbye to “Good Morning America” Sunday, after spending almost six years co-hosting the weekend edition of the ABC morning show. Weir is replacing Martin Bashir on “Nightline.”

“Obviously Babe Ruth means a lot to baseball, especially to this organization, so anytime you get a chance to pass him in anything it’s special,” said Jeter, who only found out about the pending milestone a couple of days ago. “It’s not like it was a goal of mine because I was unaware of it but it feels good once you accomplish it.” – Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter after passing Babe Ruth on the career hits list. Jeter, who became the team’s all-time hits leader last season, now has 2,874 hits and is poised to become the first Yankee in team history to reach the 3,000 hit plateau sometime next season.

“Oh, he’ll be all right. “ – Jeter to the horrified Lance Berkman after the newest Yankee hit a line drive during batting practice on Saturday that struck shortstop Alex Rodriguez in his left leg, causing him to miss one game. A New York Times reporter wrote that Jeter and teammate Jorge Posada had a good laugh at A-Rod’s rolling around on the ground after being struck.

 “Tweeting and blogging. Five years ago that would have sounded dirty.” – Kent Somers, Cardinals beat man for the Arizona Republic, asked by his wife one night last week what he was doing at Cards training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz.

“Shooting 18-over par is not fun. I don’t see how it can be fun shooting 18 over.” Golfer Tiger Woods responding to a reporter’s question Sunday after the worst finish of his professional career.


Kardashian Family Teen Choice

“Psst. Who’s the tall N-word standing next to Khloe?”


As the people of Haiti contemplate the possibility of a Wyclef Jean presidency, they should check with the people of Detroit and ask them how they feel about their former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who dubbed himself the nation’s first “Hip-Hop mayor”.

Thanks for dropping by Newt “The Toad” Gingrich. I think this Newt Gingrich’s Ex-Wife Goes Public: Messy Relationship Life, Meltdowns, And 2012 should just about wrap up any thoughts and dreams (more like fantasies if you ask me) you have about being president.

Speaking of Gingrich makes me think of Mississippi’s governor Haley “Boss Hogg Jr” Barbour who’s also reportedly considering a run for the presidency next year. In fact, if one believes MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough – “He’s calling. I mean, he’s making the calls to the BIG Republican power players, and he’s going. He’s telling politicians he’s going. Haley thinks it’s his year.” – there’s a very good chance that two fat, drawling, white southerners with bad haircuts think they can beat President Obama in 2012.

After seeing Denver Broncos rookie Tim Tebow’s “Friar Tuck” haircut that was given to him and other rookies as part of their “hazing” by team veterans, I have even more respect for Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant’s recent refusal to play along with Roy Williams’ demand that Bryant carry his pads after practice.

Say what you will about Kobe Bryant, unlike Tiger Woods who hasn’t looked like himself on the golf course since his now-infamous early morning car crash last November, Bryant’s game never skipped a beat during his Colorado legal ordeal. And what makes that so impressive is that on several occasions, Bryant appeared in a Colorado courtroom during the day and then flew back to play that same night. AND, Bryant was facing the very real possibility of prison time too.

What’s with Shaq’s new “FOI” look these days? Did I miss an announcement? Must say that it’s a much better look for him than some of the others he’s had over the years, particularly those derby hats that are too damn small for his head.


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