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-Short Attention Span Theater-
MD AG Hot Dogs Driving with State Troopers at the Wheel
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to turn on the lights and sirens on the way to routine appointments, directing them to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams by using the shoulder, according to written accounts by the Maryland State Police.
I believe that's be a (D), and a Governor's candidate in two years.
I recall a certain past New Joisey governor who did that...
When troopers refused to activate the emergency equipment, Gansler, now a Democratic candidate for governor, often flipped the switches himself, according to the police accounts. On occasion, he became so impatient that he insisted on driving, directing the trooper to the passenger's seat. Gansler once ran four red lights with sirens blaring, a trooper wrote.

Another account said he "brags" about driving the vehicle unaccompanied on weekends with the sirens on. "This extremely irresponsible behavior is non-stop and occurs on a daily basis," Lt. Charles Ardolini, commander of the state police executive protection section, wrote in a December 2011 memo that said the problem had existed for five years.
And it has taken two and a half years for the WaPo to bring it to our attention.
Gansler said the portrait that emerges from the state police memos and e-mails is untrue. A spokesman for the attorney general said long-running animosity between Gansler and Ardolini was partly responsible.
Partly.
"The picture being painted by these documents is not an accurate reflection of reality," said Gansler. "I deeply respect the troopers and job they do protecting me and the public. A few of the 18 troopers who have provided me protection felt my backseat driving made them uncomfortable -- for that I apologize."
Backseat driving. The liberals just can't contain themselves! THREE more pages at the link!!!!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And it has taken two and a half years for the WaPo to bring it to our attention.

Must be a Democrat.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/14/2013 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like a typical Boston driver...
Posted by: Raj || 10/14/2013 1:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Bill Richardson to the courtesy phone.

Speeding incident a 'misunderstanding'
By Steve Terrell
The New Mexican June 21, 2005

Gov. Bill Richardson is at the center of another speeding controversy. According to a report Monday by KRQE’s Larry Barker, a state police driver for the governor refused to stop June 2 for an Albuquerque police officer who noticed the governor’s white Cadillac sport-utility vehicle “speeding and driving erratically” on an interstate frontage road in Albuquerque.

Barker’s report showed footage of the chase and a recording of the Albuquerque police officer. The report didn’t say how fast the governor& driver was going.

A spokesman for Richardson referred questions about the incident to the state Public Safety Department, which called the incident “a simple misundersta nding,” noting that the Albuquerque officer was in an unmarked car and not in uniform.

In a written statement, DPS circumstances, state police are trained to take evasive action and not to stop. Likewise , there was no procedure in place for the APD officers to make contact with the Governor’s vehicle.”

“They had flashing lights and a siren , but that doesn’t cut it,” Olson told The New Mexican.

Because of the incident, there now is a direct phone line state police can use to instantly communicate with Albuquerque police dispatchers , Olson said.

The report comes at a time in which state Republicans are airing radio commercials spokesman Peter Olson said, “There was no p rocedure in place for the governor’s driver to verify it was indeed an APD unit. Under those blasting Richardson’s “high roller” lifestyle, including his highway habits.

One ad says Richardson “isn’t bothered by speed limits.” The speeding first was picked up on the political radar in 2003, when a Washington Post reporter, traveling with Richardson on the way to a political function, noted that the governor ordered his driver to go faster when they already were in excess of 100 mph.

There have been similar reports of Richardson’s speeding since then.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2013 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to turn on the lights and sirens on the way to routine appointments, directing them to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams by using the shoulder.


What do you want him to drive like this,


Posted by: Gerthudion Shaick8610 || 10/14/2013 13:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm sure a few quiet moments with a tazer and a nightstick can correct this issue quickly. Failing that, toss his ass in jail for all the crimes he's committing. Oh, sorry, that would mean cops DOING THEIR JOB.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Oil Rig Insanity Division || 10/14/2013 21:55 Comments || Top||


Economy
Senate "Leaders" Flop
Being part the second of the article Bobby posted yesterday.
What started as a mad dash to strike a deal to lift the federal debt limit slowed to a crawl over the weekend as stalemated Senate leaders waited nervously to see whether financial markets would plunge Monday morning and drive the other side toward compromise.
Always thinking of The People first, right?
Republicans crushed by the media onslaught seemed to think they had more to lose. After talks broke down between President Obama and House leaders after 45 seconds, GOP senators quickly cobbled together a plan to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit. Senate Minority Leader McConnell then asked Majority Leader Reid to elevate negotiations to the highest level.
To The Lightbringer? The path is not yet aligned with his wishes, so he remains above the fray.
On Sunday Reid was wielding that leverage to maximum advantage. Rather than making concessions that would undermine Obama's signature health-care initiative, as Republicans first demanded, Democrats are now on the offensive and seeking to undo what has become a cherished prize for the GOP: deep agency spending cuts known as the sequester.
Soviet-style negotiations - what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.
But the shift in focus away from the imminent threat of a default on the U.S. debt sparked outrage among Republicans and alarm among the world's financial leaders, meeting this weekend in Washington.
Tired of 'we won - get over it'?
Democrats said they objected to a debt-limit plan developed by Sen. Susan Collins because it would permit the cuts to stay in place through March, allowing another round of sequester cuts to hit on Jan. 15. At that point, agency spending for fiscal 2014, which began Oct. 1, would be on track to fall roughly $90 billion lower than Democrats have proposed. And with the fiscal year half over, Democrats would have scant opportunity to renegotiate the numbers, a top priority.
Maybe they could just shut 'er down.
The sequester cuts are part of $2.1 trillion in agency spending cuts over 10 years included in the Budget Control Act, the measure that raised the debt limit in 2011. Initially, Republicans, also wanted to replace the sequester, particularly the portion that falls on the Pentagon. But since Obama won tax hikes on the wealthy as part of a year-end fight over the "fiscal cliff," McConnell has taken to casting the sequester as a significant GOP victory from which the party cannot retreat.
Crisis to crisis to crisis. Never let one go to waste.
On Sunday, McConnell issued a statement throwing his support for the first time behind the Collins proposal, calling it a "bipartisan plan" brokered with five other GOP senators and six senators who caucus with Democrats.
Harry lose control, did he?
"It would reopen the government, prevent a default and maintain the commitment that Congress made to reduce Washington spending through the Budget Control Act -- the law of the land," McConnell said. "It's time for Democrat leaders to take 'yes' for an answer."

On Sunday, Sen. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), one of the Democrats working with Collins, defended the proposal on "Fox News Sunday" as having "a little bit of move for everybody. In a divided government, you can't have it all your way."
Looks like a crack in the Dem facade, to me.
Many lawmakers are leery of missing the Thursday deadline -- particularly Republicans, who are already getting hammered in the only reported public opinion polls over the government shutdown. The Dow Jones industrial average soared Friday on news that Obama and congressional Republicans were finally talking.

"Look, I guess we can get lower in the polls. We're down to blood relatives and paid staffers now," Sen. McCain joked on Face the Nation. "But we've got to turn this around. And the Democrats had better help us."
He IS deluded!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/14/2013 05:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If another 3-4 days are needed to negociate the settlement between houses, looks to me like they've essentially missed the "deadline" already.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2013 10:46 Comments || Top||

#2  The US Senate hasn't figured out the "pay-off" of the present circumstances... 1 for you, 1 for me...
Posted by: Gerthudion Shaick8610 || 10/14/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

#3  With leaders like this who needs an opposition?
Posted by: Iblis || 10/14/2013 15:07 Comments || Top||

#4  I am hearing of 40% premium hikes due to Obamacare. Anyone else care to share his/her experiences?
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/14/2013 18:26 Comments || Top||

#5  ask about the $3500+ deductibles and higher co-pays too
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2013 18:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Older and sick people on the exchanges who are eligible for Federal subsidies (meaning they fall under certain income limits) do well, but small business employers are seeing big premium increases.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/14/2013 18:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Yuuup.

What part of "OBAMA/BAMMERCARE IS A PCORRECT-DENIABLE US DEBT, DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN" DID WE [once again] NOT UNDERSTAND???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/14/2013 19:53 Comments || Top||

#8  D *** NG IT, WASHINGTON WANTS TO MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CATEGORICALLY UNDENIABLY ....@ETC. CLEAR TO THE AMERIKAN PEOPLE THE COUNTRY IS N-O-T IN POTENS SERIOUS OR CATASTROPHIC TROUBLE WID ITS DEBT BURDEN, THUS OF COURSE THE RISE OF "BAMMER-CARE".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/14/2013 19:57 Comments || Top||

#9  The US Senate hasn't figured out the "pay-off" of the present circumstances... 1 for you, 1 for me...

Problem is finding the 'ones'.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/14/2013 20:33 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Candy Crowley Asks Rand Paul If He'd Consider Becoming a Democrat
[NEWSBUSTERS.ORG] Does Candy Crowley work for CNN or the tic Party? It was tough to tell Sunday when after the State of the Union host asked guest Rand Paul (R-Ky.) if recent polling indicated the beginning of the end of the Republican Party, she actually asked him if he'd ever consider becoming a Democrat...
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2013 11:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “No. I've always been a Republican, and I'm one of those people who actually is a real lover of the history of the Republican Party from the days of abolition through the days of civil rights. Republican Party has a really rich history. In our state, I'm really proud of the fact that the ones who overturned Jim Crowe in Kentucky were Republicans fighting against an entirely unified Democrat Party. So I am proud to be Republican. I can't imagine being anything else.”

Hopefully that left a mental welt as deep as the Grand Canyon.


Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2013 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, a very deep 'welt' complicated by painful, iching, urinary schistosomiasis.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2013 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  As for Crowley, CNN really needs to consider putting a D next to her name whenever it appears on screen because her behavior lately indicates that at this stage of her career

A "D" after her name? Democrat? "Dumba$$, Dipwad, Despicable, and Dirtbag" also fit. Just think of the last presidential debates and the sorry interplay between Obama and Candy Crowley.

She is anything but an impartial purveyor of the truth.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2013 12:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Some one should ask Candy Crowley if she ever consider submitting to electro-shock therapy. Maybe she could rid herself some of her stupidity and democrate thinking. She was pitiful at the Ob/Rom debates.



Posted by: Gerthudion Shaick8610 || 10/14/2013 13:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Hopefully that left a mental welt as deep as the Grand Canyon.

With the mandatory 'Blinders' she wears, along with the 'Siphoned Brain Syndrome' her ilk exibits, she didn't even notice.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/14/2013 14:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Some one should ask Candy Crowley if she ever consider submitting to electro-shock therapy.

Nah. She's too well-insulated.
Posted by: RandomJD || 10/14/2013 15:02 Comments || Top||

#7  And Candy have you ever considered becoming an objective and effective journalist?
Posted by: Airandee || 10/14/2013 15:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Candy, ever consider giving up cake and ice cream for dinner?
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/14/2013 18:09 Comments || Top||

#9  it helps keep the bile down
Posted by: Frank G || 10/14/2013 20:03 Comments || Top||

#10  "End of the Republican Party" > ya mean the Unitarian, post-1917 Democratic Socialist Mensheviks of OWG Amerika???

* LA TIMES > UPSET AT US FISCAL CRISIS, CHINA [ + GOP-Dem two-party brouhaha], CHINA URGES A "DE-AMERICANIZED WORLD".

Or at least East Asia + 1/2 of the Pacific, as per "SEVEN OWG GLOBAL FEDERAL UNIONS FOR SEVEN PAR GLOBALIST CO-SUPERPOWERS" FOR SEVEN CONTINENTS".

'Tis consistent wid "post-US",Rising China's call for a de-Americanized/Dollarized Asia-Pacific time back.

As complemented by ...

* THE HILL > PRESIDENT OBAMA RULES OUT SHORT-TERM CEILING HIKE.

'Tis "all-or-nothing", "surrender-like-France-or-die" for the Mensheviks of the GOP-Right.

* HUFFPO > LOUIE BEUTLER: A DEBT DEFAULT IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE FOR THE PRESIDENT.

IMO so is PCorrectly-Deniably intentionally giving up 1/2 of the Pacific = Guam-WESTPAC to International Date Line [plus-minus], but thats why good, saavy Politicos have the Debt, Deficit, Sequester, + now Partial Shutdown [Full? by EOY] to CYA, now isn't it - "GLOBALISM" = "BAD/
PERVASIVE US, WORLD ECONOMY" = ONE-N-SAME THING???

So to speak.

The US cannot go to war andor militarily intervene in East Asia-WESTPAC on behalf of its Allies because it can no longer economically afford to, + ITS JUST A WEIRD-N-MYSTERIOUS COINCIDENCE, + ONLY A COINCIDENCE, THAT THE OWG GLOBALIST AGENDA OF MULTIPLE GLOBAL PAR "CO-SUPERPOWERS" + RELATED IS ACHIEVED???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/14/2013 22:05 Comments || Top||


Palin: Lonegan Campaign Has 'Momentum'
[BREITBART] Former Alaska Governor Sarah Mama Grizzly Palin
... the babe libs love to hate ...
was met by an enthusiastic crowd when she joined The Tea Party Express and Mark Levin to stump for U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan. The rally was held at New Egypt Speedway, a fitting backdrop considering how fast Lonegan has soared in the polls.

"Something big is happening here. It's called momentum," Palin said. "You have the momentum with Steve's campaign."

One of the reasons Lonegan, the Republican, has made an epic upset in Blue New Jersey against Democrat Cory Booker a realistic possibility is his candidness. He is not afraid to call out those who do not follow the Constitution and does not pussyfoot around when the Bill of Rights is attacked. Lonegan, like Palin, makes no apology for loving an exceptional America.

Before the rally, Lonegan told Breitbart News why his approach is working.

"We are appealing to real American workers," Lonegan told Breitbart News. "Booker wants more government programs, while I, like Governor Palin, want more liberty."
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2013 11:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Palin has a pretty good record pushing Tea Party candidates over the top. She came out early for Ted Cruz in a primary that the establishment candidate was supposed to have locked up tight.

That said, I don't think Lonegan will be much better than Christie, but in New Jersey that's not too bad.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/14/2013 14:15 Comments || Top||

#2  I sent him some money - hope it helps.
Posted by: Barbara || 10/14/2013 14:52 Comments || Top||

#3  That Mr. Booker may not live in Joisey isn't going to help him...
Posted by: Steve White || 10/14/2013 17:14 Comments || Top||


Obama flees the White House in Marine One as Veterans march
[FIREANDREAMITCHELL]
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2013 11:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "O" in a display of pusillanimity?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2013 12:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The O is part of the "fly over culture", it comes naturally for him.

Posted by: Gerthudion Shaick8610 || 10/14/2013 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  This certainly has a "last helicopter out of Saigon" feel to it.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/14/2013 16:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Even if Obama had a scheduled flight he should have stayed put. The optics of him leaving was really bad form.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/14/2013 22:09 Comments || Top||


As Senate wrestles over debt ceiling, Obama stays out of sight
[Al Ahram] President Barack Obama
They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them...
will stay out of the public eye on Sunday as Senate leaders try to work out an elusive deal ahead of a Thursday deadline for lifting the US government debt ceiling.

Just before noon, the White House gave the pool of news hounds and photographers who travel with the president notice that it would be highly unlikely that Obama would leave the White House or speak publicly for the rest of the day.

Senator Harry Reid
... the charismatic senator-for-life from Nevada, currently majority leader ...
, the Senate majority leader, was slated to hold talks on Sunday with his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, about how much to raise the debt ceiling, and how to end the ongoing government shutdown, now in its 13th day.

Obama made a series of high-profile public appearances during the early days of the shutdown, where he sought to blame Republicans for the fiscal impasse.

But Obama has stayed away from television cameras since he began meeting with politicians on Wednesday afternoon.

Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body...
, who has close relationships with politicians who he served with during his long service in the US Senate, also has stayed out of the public eye.

Biden's schedule for the weekend showed that he and his wife Jill Biden would spend time at Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland.

"Maybe we need to get Joe Biden out of the witness protection program," Republican Senator John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution...
said on CBS Television's "Face the Nation" program on Sunday morning, alluding to Biden's legendary ability to clinch deals with Republicans.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's vanished, hoping the seniors won't tar and feather him.

HINT, look on the golf course.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/14/2013 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  You guys would not fuck*ng believe the fundraising letter I got from McCain's office on Friday; it sounds like it was written by the ghost of Ronald Reagan. I cannot believe such rank hypocrisy from this Senator; it will blow your minds. I am willing to post the PDF if Fred or a moderator is willing to allow it.

I'll check this thread later in the AM for any offered solution.

Raj, you can email the PDF to Fred.

Alternately, if you can extract the text just post it here either in a comment or in a new post. We could use the laugh.
Posted by: Raj || 10/14/2013 2:02 Comments || Top||

#3  will stay out of the public eye on Sunday...it would be highly unlikely that Obama would leave the White House or speak publicly for the rest of the day

Too much 'Uptown Saturday Night'?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/14/2013 4:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice move by Champ. Let the Senate deal with it. Stay out sight, don't get blamed, look presidential.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/14/2013 11:07 Comments || Top||

#5  So now he's not "Present"?
Posted by: gorb || 10/14/2013 11:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Since he has declared he will not negotiate there isn't much point in him staying around.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/14/2013 12:05 Comments || Top||

#7  I cannot believe such rank hypocrisy from this Senator [Mcshame]; Raj

I can :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2013 12:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Frankly, the O and his doppelganger are likely out to play a round of golf, while the nation sinks evermore deeply in the financial swamp...

Posted by: Gerthudion Shaick8610 || 10/14/2013 13:23 Comments || Top||

#9  Coward, stinking little coward.

(Obama, if you couldn't guess)
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/14/2013 14:01 Comments || Top||


Crowd storms World War II Memorial
[WTOP] Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.

Beginning at about 9:30 a.m., Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Mama Grizzly Palin
... the babe libs love to hate ...
, were among the luminaries in a crowd that chanted "Tear down these walls!" and sang "God Bless America" as well as other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial, which has been closed since the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.

Tractor-trailers headed down 17th Street toward the Mall, blaring their horns. The Metropolitan Police Department blocked off the street, prompting the crowd to head up the street, shouting at the police to move their vehicles.

Palin said that closing the memorials was disgraceful, and that President B.O. "could be here today, saying 'Yes, we can tear down these barricades."

Cruz said that President B.O. was using veterans as political pawns in the shutdown. Lee shouted, "The sons and daughters of the United States of America are meant to live in liberty."

By 11 a.m., the group had headed back to the memorial, and dozens congregated around World War II veterans, shaking their hands and thanking them for their service.

Later in the morning, veteran Mike Lauriente was accepting handshakes from demonstrators. He served in Sicily and French Morocco, and declared the memorial, which he was seeing for the first time, beautiful. "The spirit that I see here is overwhelming."
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The end of Obama.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/14/2013 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Ha! The WaPo this morning reported "one or two hundred demonstrators, and crazy Sarah.

Although WTOP is "The News Source" in D.C.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/14/2013 6:02 Comments || Top||

#3  "Although WTOP is "The News Source" in D.C." and a very small pie hole share. People are getting their news elsewhere. People see the bias. So much is not told. Word of mouth. AM radio. The audience for NPR and WTOP is getting smaller and smaller as is the advertising revenue. Except Government funding for NPR.
Posted by: Dale || 10/14/2013 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The Donks will pay heavily at the 2014 elections for messing with the vets. Most people are not divided in their feelings of gratitude for the vets. Messing with the vets strikes a deep chord that ticks off most Americans.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2013 12:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Dale, many (probably most) people don't see media bias as bias because it matches their own bias. And military-related families are becoming a much smaller demographic these days.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/14/2013 13:55 Comments || Top||

#6  The Glenmore is these are WW2 vets which have great grandchildren.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/14/2013 14:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Sadly, great-grandchildren hardly count in the family loyalty game; even grandparents are becoming irrelevant outside flyover country. How many places even have Veterans Day or Memorial Day parades anymore? And how many youth groups march in them?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/14/2013 14:44 Comments || Top||

#8  the Donks will pay heavily at the 2014 elections for messing with the vets.
I predict that as usual the vast majority of incumbents seeking re-election, will be re-elected.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/14/2013 16:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Per MSNBC, CNN and NBC/CBS, those were not veterans, they were Tea Party racists and lunatics, thus no real coverage.
Posted by: OldSpook || 10/14/2013 22:50 Comments || Top||


I Blame Ditka
Mike Ditka: I Would've Beaten Barack Obama In 2004 Senate Race
No he wouldn't have. Champ had all the newspapers in his corner, and just as Champ had found a way to get Jack Ryan out of the race, he would have found a way to dirty up Ditka.
Posted by: Penguin || 10/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You obviously aren't a Bears fan, or live in Illinois Mr. Penguin. I can assure you Da Coach would have trounced the Organizing White Sox fan from the Southside.

Here's some fun projected dialogue:

www.latimes.com/topic/ct-met-schmich-1013-20131013,0,6346509,full.story
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 10/14/2013 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Just so you know Mugsy, the comments in red are from one of the moderators, not mine. Ditka would have kicked Obama's ass. Straight up.
Posted by: Penguin || 10/14/2013 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  And the pink salmon moderator lives in Illinois.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/14/2013 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  he would have found a way to dirty up Ditka

Ryan is one thing. Ditka is another. I suspect the blowback would have been substantial coalescing a significant block that otherwise would have sat at home. Think of getting the base out with the Trayvon circus by the Donks.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/14/2013 12:16 Comments || Top||

#5  All that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

But then, why would a guy like Ditka want to be a senator? Surely he has all the money he can use and gets to spend his time any way he wants. Why would he want to spend his time in DC? It is an unfortunate aspect of our democracy that many of the people who are attracted to political power are sociopaths with axes to grind and unscrupulous fat cats standing behind them. Once in a while we get lucky and guys who already have wealth and name recognition because of their accomplishments outside the political arena step up to the plate just because they believe it's the right thing to do. Guys like Schwarzenegger and Reagan come to mind. Too bad. Maybe Ditka could have been like that. I liked him when he coached the Bears but haven't paid much attention to him since then. Maybe he just got drunk and start running his mouth.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/14/2013 13:19 Comments || Top||

#6  just as Champ had found a way to get Jack Ryan out of the race

From the very start, Obama's political career has been characterized by his ability dig up dirt on his opponents, including his political mentor. Usually this involved what were supposedly 'sealed' or confidential documents.

Hey, kind of like the IRS and NSA scandals, eh? I guess the bear doesn't poop far from the tree, or however that saying goes.
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