Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Democrats Agenda?

Ed, at CQ is asking the question........ "What are they hiding"

Well, MoveOn is going to do some "defining": is asking its members to vote on the following ten options, which it described as the most popular ideas from last week's house parties:

A living wage for all.....redistribution of wealth/ communism

Global leadership through diplomacy.......pre 9/11 mentality

Verifiable, accurate elections......they are called "voting machines" and they have already been invented, but the Dems can't seem to get to one.

High quality education for all.......raising taxes (and throw out those pesky exit exams)

Balanced federal budget...............raising taxes (where's the "cut spending"?)

Health care for all.........................raising taxes

Publicly funded elections..........sure, let the public pay for every idiot that wants raise your taxes.

Preserve our natural resources.......don't drill in my backyard 'till I'm gone.

Energy independence: clean, renewable sources......the left has prevented the nuclear reactors, (or a new refinery) from being built for the past thirty years.

Restored constitutional all means, let's let the terrorist make "toll free" calls.

This is a recipe for economic disaster. Most of these wonderful ideas are achievable only on the backs of the working class. They plan to take more of your hard earned dollars to pay for most of these programs, but the left will disguise it as taxing the rich to pay for it.

Capitalism vs.Communism/Socialism. said it wants every voter to understand "what progressives will do for our country -- and 3 big ideas is about as many as most of us can easily remember at one time." (Isn't this precious?)

And they continue to wonder why they lose elections.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial Realities

Capt B, from One Marines View chronicles the reality of the war against the insane islamofacist
with a gut-wrenching story. Caution, this is sobering and numbing writing that should put our daily petty problems in perspective.

Please take the time to read it all.

Shaving Cream in the Face

SAN FRANCISCO -- There's nothing like a shaving-cream pie in the face to make a guy feel like part of a team.Giants rookie first baseman Travis Ishikawa took it in good spirits as fellow freshman Kevin Frandsen and catcher Todd Greene mashed the pie in the kisser during a postgame TV interview Friday night, for he knew it was more than rookie hazing.

It meant he did something good.

The 22-year-old Ishikawa was called up Thursday to replace injured starter Lance Niekro and was surprised to find himself in the starting lineup, but he celebrated by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in San Francisco's 9-0 rout of Colorado at AT&T Park. Full recap here and Giants five run 5th here.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Down 50 cents.....but

The Giants fizzled in the final two games with the Cards. That puts me at -50, and morally defeated. I always seem to not get enough strokes or runs when it comes to betting with my dear cousin.

Now I will admit that the Cards do seem to be the team to beat if you want to measure up to a play-off or series contender. The Giants are currently in last place in the NL west, yet they are only 3-1/2 games out of first. The pitching may be suspect lately, but considering the quality of offenses (A's and Cards) maybe it's not that bad. The season's still early.

Next up.......... three with the Rockies.

Monday, May 22, 2006

One in the Books

The Giants ripped the Cards tonight and I'm 50 cents ahead of the professer........the scores nine to one in ninth, so you do the math.

Final Score: 9-2

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bonds ties Ruth with homer No. 714

Saturday's homer was Bonds' sixth of the season, and also tied him with Ruth as the top left-handed home run hitter in MLB history. The solo shot came on a 1-1 pitch as he led off the second inning against Oakland's Brad Halsey, with Bonds taking the left-hander deep into the right-field bleachers.

Halsey, facing Bonds for the first time, said he knew the pitch was "bad news" as soon as it left his hand. "It was a fastball over the middle of the plate and he punished me for it," Halsey said.

Now I've watched Mays and McCovey hit their share of HR's and that was a treat (to say the least) growing up in Sac. I was at Pac Bell the night Bell slid face first into home plate to win the NL and put us in the series. This is just another part of Giants history.........and I'm proud to be a part of it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

10-1 ~ 14-3 ~ 10-1

These are the scores of the three game series against Houston. Three games, thirty plus runs are impressive numbers in any league, but the Giants have found something fun to do again, and that's win baseball games.........

Right-hander Matt Morris, who had two hits himself, threw eight innings to improve to 3-4. He retired 14 in a row beginning with one out in the third before Adam Everett reached on an error to start the eighth. Morris allowed only three hits, none after the third inning.

Even with Bonds sittin this one out, the Gaints have seemed to find a groove. The runs just kept coming and often.

Maybe that comeback against the Dodgers last week had a delayed reaction. San Diego had a similar ninth inning comeback against the Dodgers a few weeks ago and went on a 12 game winning streak.

The Giants are now 7-3 in the last ten and, (as they say) "a good offense can make mediocre pitching look good". The series starts with the A's across the bay for three and then St. Louis comes into town for three more, then the Rockies for three the following weekend. If the Giants stay at or above .500 against these teams things may get much brighter this season.

Pedro Feliz has had a little more than production against Houston this season hitting a home run each of the past three nites.

That Barry's been silent and still stuck on 713 seems not so relevant for real Giants fans.

Winning games does.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Working on a Sand and Finish

Blogging will be "light" for the next few days as the physical labor kicks in.

It's a fifty year old oak floor that will be "a work of art" when I git done.

Monday, May 08, 2006