Monday, February 8, 2010

Saints Win! Saints Win!


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Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Nobody, that's who. With the Colts leading 10-6 at halftime, I told T. that I thought things lookes pretty good for the Saints even though they trailed. The Saints had made several mistakes, the Colts hadn't made any, and all the Colts had to show for it was a four point lead. Plus, the Saints had dominated the ball in the second quarter. All they had to do was batten down the hatches in the second half. Then came the onside kick to open the third quarter...All I can say is that Saints coach Sean Payton has big brass balls that clank when he walks. If the Colts recover, Peyton Manning has the ball on the New Orleans 40 and there's every reason in the world to think that the Colts will open a 17-6 lead. But the gamble worked and the rest is Super Bowl history. This may go down as the single guttiest call in the annals of the game...nola.com has complete -- and I mean complete -- coverage here...

Rasta, if the Saints can do it, so can the Bills and the Seahawks. Our day will come. In the meantime, let's let Cliff savor the moment...

Meanwhile, back in the unreal world, Sarah Palin comes out against hope, change, and law and order. Apparently, she thinks that things are fine the way they are and that people should accept their lots in life. You betcha...

Meanwhile, Paul Krugman an actual serious person, writes that the only people worried about the deficit are the ones who don't know anything about economics. It's all cynical posturing, he says, and the media has gone willingly along for the ride while
All the talk is about how to shave a few billion dollars off government spending, while there's hardly any willingness to tackle mass unemployment. Policy is headed in the wrong direction — and millions of Americans will pay the price...

NPR got in hot water recently over its choice of David Horowitz to rebut Noam Chomsky's encomium of historian Howard Zinn as part of an obituary on All Things Considered. Whether one agrees with Noam Chomsky or not, he is a distinguished scholar, writer, and MIT professor with formidable reputations in linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. David Horowitz is a flack whose reputation stems from self-flagellation and denunciation of the ideals of his youth. To claim that his commentary is a fair "balance" to Chomsky elevates Horowitz to Chomsky's level and lowers NPR to the level of Fox News. Couldn't they have found at least one conservative historian with actual credentials? Maybe not...

As if you needed any more evidence that the Senate is dysfunctional and that Republicans are jerks, earmark king Little Dick Shelby (R-AL) provides it here...

3 comments:

John Hayes said...

Yay Saints!

Boo Palin!

Roy said...

I'm trying to think of a "conservative historian with actual credentials", but I keep drawing a blank. The sad thing is that a generation ago that wouldn't have been a problem. Conservatism has really undergone a drastic devolution starting with the Reagan administration. Poor Barry Goldwater must be creating earthquakes from his grave out there in Arizona over what the conservative cause has become!

As for the Saints - WOOHOO! Yeah you right!

kimberlyvdavis said...

Wonder what ole Noam, "Manufacturing Consent" Chomsky would have to say about the Supremes giving corporations the rights of persons to "free speech"....Anyone know if he is blogging?!?