Archive for September, 2007

Turn Around Came Just in Time!

September 27, 2007

I’ll be the first to admit that I started panicking way too early. When the team was struggling and creating ways to lose, I pretty much gave up on them.

One week can change things, and this week has been an enjoyable one. With just four games left and a three game lead over the Yankees, it looks like the Red Sox will finally regain the American League East Division Championship. The last time they won, was 1995. The start of my sophomore year of high school. That team featured big names like Mo Vaughn and Roger Clemens, long time veterans like Mike Greenwell, John Valentin, and Luis Alicea. Some then unknowns played prime time that year, like Matt Stairs, Scott Hatteberg, and Aaron Sele. Jose Canceso was the DH that year. The only player from that roster that remains on the Sox today is Tim Wakefield.

Then again, there aren’t too many players that were with the 2004 roster. If this team wins it all this year, I hope they aren’t so quick to dismantle it.

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http://talkguitars.blogspot.com/

September 27, 2007

This is a site I created a year ago, and have finally decided to put some content on it. This site will be completely different then MJB, as it will only cover music and guitars.

Click here. Let me know of any suggestions.

Two Kinds of Global Warming

September 25, 2007

What is obvious is that there is a major agenda that wishes to end capitalism. Using the word “environmentalism” to disguise their true intentions. Trust me, most of these major organizations do not care about our environment, but care more about their political beliefs.

I came across this article trying to find a different perspective on the popular theory of global warming. With most believing that man are the root cause of environmental catastrophe, Ben Love Joy dares to counter them with some hard facts and resources. This well written article should be read by anyone concerned with our environment.

Here’s a teaser:

Imagine the strident tones of ‘environmental groups’ if the Earth’s temperature were to increase not by 0.7C or 1.4C in 100 years, but by between 3C and 5C in just 20 years!

They would want planes grounded, cars banned, hairspray production stopped …

Well, NASA reports that gas-content measurements of the Greenland ice cores show that exactly that rate of increase occured. Approximately 200,000 years ago. So, uh, probably not due to me doing a few extra laps of the Nurburgring, then …

He has inspired me to listen to the next Sierra Club member that stops over to proselytize. I want to see how long it takes them to start bringing politics into it (poor misguided soul).

So click here to affirm your current opinion or to open your mind to a different thought.

Candidate Calculator

September 24, 2007

I am 95 percent like Ron Paul based on this candidate calculator. I don’t know where I differed. What is your score?

http://www.vajoe.com/candidate_calculator.html

Clinched a spot

September 24, 2007

We don’t have the division yet, but at least Francona can rest the starters.

Had a debate with a Yankee fan about the importance of winning the division versus resting your starters for the playoff run.  His thought being, winning the division is more important.  My thought is that it is an important factor, but not at the expense of exhausting your key players for the playoff run.  The playoffs are a new season and hold no relevance to the division once started.   He counters that it is important if your team makes the playoffs by winning the division but then looses.  Huh?  To me, there is no difference between the wildcard and division except one may get homefield advantage.  If your team doesn’t make the world series, the division won’t mean anything.

1.5 and 1 in the Loss Column

September 20, 2007

Alright.  The team is in the ambulance with a defibrillator bursting the heart in an attempt to revive the dying team.

Shredding!

September 19, 2007

2.5 and Counting!

September 19, 2007

Francona, Francona, Francona. Would you please get off the Gagne train and use Papelbon when the game is on the line (and the division, maybe the playoffs) with 6 or less outs left in the game?!? What was wrong with Manny D.? He got that first out in easy fashion, yet you confounded the entire Red Sox nation and chose to go with the sure bet at blowing a game. I don’t know the official count, but I think Gagme has blown about 5 or 6 games since joining the Sox. Hmm…we are down to 2.5, so you might be able to argue that Gagne is one of the largest reasons why our massive lead has diminished to the size of a dwarf.

Sure, some could have argued that I was merely overreacting back in August, but now most are singing the same tune.

Manny Ramirez, will you please come out to play today? Sure, we don’t mind having sub 230 hitters in place of you, but I think it is time to dust off that old bat of yours and do what you’re getting paid 10s of millions a year to do. Play baseball. Don’t worry, they fixed the toilet behind the scoreboard and purchased the latest Barbecue catalogs for you to read will going duty.

Hillary – Better Not Make Me

September 18, 2007

She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,”

This lady is out to ruin the already pathetic state of our nation. Because some socialists dream of a utopian society that would require everyone to worship at the feet of the Shebeast, we are all going to be left poor and sick. Thanks. Communists: requiring nationalized health care is anti-free market, and will only serve to destroy our fine health care system.

How one lady from Chicago can stomp over the Constitution in such fashion and with so much power is beyond comprehension. Why do so many of you Hillaryites trust her? What is it about her that is so appealing? Do you seriously believe that socialism/communism works? Do you really think Mr. Madison had health care in mind when penning the Bill of Rights?

This Bush-Clinton chain needs to be stopped. Our country is sick and tired of bombing other nations for oil. We’re weary of special rights for illegal aliens, and personally, another black hole social program to benefit nobody but those gaining a salary from the Feds is cause to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

If Hillary becomes president, be prepared for a continuation of Bush’s agenda and then some. When everyone is crying and complaining that she is no better then the previous president, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

Me, I’m going to “waste” a vote on Ron Paul. Maybe after we destroy this country, we’ll be ready to rebuild it with people who actually understand freedom. Maybe.

I finally did it

September 18, 2007

I quit myspace.  After a few years and a few hundred “friends”, I finally quit.  Feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.