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  • "Failed Baseball Player Michael Jordan" Headlines Obama Fundraiser

    On Wednesday, the Obama campaign organized a fundraiser headlined by basketball superstars Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Carmelo Anthony to boost the president's fundraising efforts.

    Rather, supporters who donated for a chance to attend the so-called "Obama Classic" thought they were going to a fundraiser being attended by current and former NBA stars. According to Fox Nation and the Free Beacon, they were in fact hanging out with "failed baseball player Michael Jordan and noted anti-police activist Carmelo Anthony."

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Baseball, Basketball, Fox News
  • The Top Seven 4th of Julys of All Time

    July 4, 1776
    A group of wealthy, land-owning, tax-hating residents of a collective of British colonies declare their independence from the throne by signing a document that states "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," thus setting the stage for the greatest Broadway musical ever written about haggling over the particulars of a non-binding document.

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    Tags: 4th of July, Baseball, Declaration of Independence, Founding Fathers, Germany, Herman Cain, Movies, Music, Poetry, Sports
  • Romney Campaign Attacks Barack Obama for Failing to Pander to Red Sox Fans

    mitt romneyDuring last night's trip to the proverbial ATM in Boston, Barack Obama took a lighthearted barb at Red Sox fans as he thanked the organization for trading Kevin Youkilis to his hometown Chicago White Sox.  "Finally, Boston I just want to say — thank-you for Youkilis," was the line that precipitated a chorus of boos

    As boos swelled up from the floor and down down from the double balconies at Symphony Hall, Obama chuckled.

    "I'm just saying, he had to change the color of his socks," the president said with a building grin.

    "I didn't anticipate boos out of here," he added as some of the boos turned to the low rumble of "Y-o-o-u-k."

    Naturally, the Romney campaign responded with a single-minded focus on the economy, pointing out that Massachusetts still has a 6.5% unemployment rate  by mocking the president for his failure to abandon his White Sox fandom and pander to Boston fans. In this morning's email to reporters, the Romney camp wrote, "Maybe the President should have congratulated the team for winning the World Series in 2004 and 2007. Instead, he chose to mock them."

    The subroutine that governs Romney's ability to identify playful sports banter, without mentioned team owners, clearly needs a little work, because precisely 0% of voters are going to be offended by a sports fan's casual ribbing of the opposition.

    At the same time, it's nice that Romney hasn't yet fired his position on Red Sox Nation. Now he just needs a position on immigration, pay equity for women and tax policy.

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, Baseball, Boston, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Sports
  • In Defense of Chris Christie and His Exorbitant Travel Accomodations

    Oh, man! Everybody in the left-wing moonbatopshere is going crazy over this story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveling to his son's baseball game in a state helicopter and limousine. Calm down, liberals! You're gonna choke on your soy-based pork rinds (or whatever).

    There's a perfectly good explanation for all this

    Right before the lineup cards were being exchanged on the field, a noise from above distracted the spectators as the 55-foot long helicopter buzzed over trees in left field, circled the outfield and landed in an adjacent football field. Christie disembarked from the helicopter and got into a black car with tinted windows that drove him about a 100 yards to the baseball field.

    During the 5th inning, Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie got into the car, rode back to the helicopter and left the game. During a pitching change, play was stopped for a couple of minutes while the helicopter took off…

    "It is a means of transportation that is occasionally used as the schedule demands," said Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak in an email. "This has historically been the case in prior administrations as well, and we continue to be judicious in limiting its use."

    Okay, first things first. Sure, Christie — who has spent his entire time in office railing against unnecessary spending and telling his constituents that they need to tighten their belts and make sacrifices — took both a helicopter and a limousine  to see his son play a high school baseball game which wasn't actually important enough for him to stay and watch the whole thing. Fine, sure. I got it. But there's one thing that a lot of these angry liberals are forgetting when they criticize him: He is their better.

    Chris Christie is not only a governor whom Republicans are literally begging to deign to be their presidential candidate, but he's also rich. And you are probably not. And what right do you — as a poor person (who probably needs a bath) — do you have to hold Christie up to his own supposed convictions? (I'll tell you this: There's a price tag on that kind of right, and you can't afford it.)

    Second of all, so what? It was a helicopter and a limousine. That's actually kind of frugal, all things considered. I mean, as far as I know, he humbly decided against hiring a sherpa to carry him from the limo to his seat in the stands. And there's no mention in the article of his seat being a jewel-encrusted velvet cathedra, so I'm assuming it probably wasn't.

    Also, the fact that he chose to travel from his mansion to the stadium in a helicopter instead of a rocketship shows that he is indeed serious about tightening belts and making sacrifices.

    He gets it!

    Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images


    Tags: Baseball, Chris Christie, Money, New Jersey, Sports, Taxes, Transportation
  • Move Over Donald Trump, the Smart Money's on Mitch Daniels

    by Brian Kraker

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching sports — besides the certainty that the Mets’ season will end on opening day — it’s to never count out the underdog. Even if a team is injury depleted or the Detroit Lions, it might just stumble its way into a victory.

    Apparently the same logic applies to presidential elections, because, according to the New York Times, being an early front runner doesn't guarantee a party bid

    Why, it was roughly four years ago when one former Senator — and network television actor — Fred Thompson of Tennessee was supposedly gaining steam as a front-runner alongside Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York. A Quinnipiac University national poll had Mr. Giuliani leading with 27 percent and Mr. Thompson tied with Senator John McCain of Arizona at 15 percent.

    Of course, neither candidate got too far, as Mr. McCain later cinched the nomination after actual voting began.

    So Donald, if you want a chance at this thing, you better start dropping in the polls. Stop kissing babies, pile up jaywalking tickets, claim to know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried, or something; because right now, Mitch Daniels looks like the favorite.

    Regardless of what the poles say, though, I still think Ronald Reagan will get enough write in votes to beat them all.


    Tags: Baseball, Donald Trump, Mitch Daniels, Polls, Primaries, Republicans, Sports