What Will Lunatic Shays Say About This?

Given his knowledgeable background in sports, as evideneced by his statements at the baseball/steroid hearings, I am looking forward to hearing Chris Shays comments on this blockbuster basketball news:

NBA referees rigged a 2002 playoff series to force it to a revenue-boosting seven games. That's what a former referee at the center of a gambling scandal is alleging. Without identifying anyone or naming teams, disgraced referee Tim Donaghy (DAHN'-uh-gee) also claims the NBA routinely encouraged refs to ring up bogus fouls to manipulate results but calls against star players. Speaking before the start of the NBA finals Game 3 featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, NBA commissioner David Stern calls the allegations baseless

Will we get to hear him be outraged about this serious sports issue instead of the minor issue of people dying in Iraq?

Previously brewed in New Milford:
The Twisted Republican Perspective

Nearly 4,000 dead American soldiers and over 29,000 wounded

U.S. Casualties By Calendar Year
YearUS DeathsUS Wounded

And the senile old fart, Republican John McCain, thinks debating his age will distract us?
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis today sent an unmistakable message to Barack Obama over the Illinois Democrat's effort to stoke the obvious age contrast between himself and the 71-year-old McCain: Bring it on.
Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis...
We maintain a daily count based on news reports. It is not intended to be complete. There is no agency that keeps track of accurate numbers of Iraqis killed. JustForeignPolicy maintains a running estimate based on the Lancet study with the rate of increase derived from the Iraq Body Count.

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator
And Republican Senator Arlen Specter is intent on hunting down football tapes?
"There was confirmation that there has been taping since 2000, when Coach Belichick took over," Specter said.

Specter said Goodell gave him that information during the 1-hour, 40-minute meeting, which was requested by Specter so the commissioner could explain his reasons for destroying the Spygate tapes and notes.

On the home front, the country is getting flushed down the toilet by failed conservative policies run amok:
The U.S. economy is faltering. Family debt is on the rise, benefits are disappearing, the deficit is skyrocketing, and the mortgage crisis has worsened. Conservatives have attempted to deflect attention from the crisis, by blaming the media’s negative coverage and insisting the United States is not headed toward a recession, despite what economists are predicting.
And Republican Rep. Chris Shays is in a steroid induced stupor:
Once again, Chris Shays embarrasses the state of Connecticut with one of the most embarrassing tirades to date. Our congressman from the fourth district took grandstanding to a whole new level with his browbeating of Roger Clemens trainer Brian McNamee during today's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on steroids in baseball.

After hearing Shays refer to McNamee as a "drug dealer" and spewing out what can only be described as complete nonsense, WFAN's sports radio personality (and former Shays supporter) Chris "Mad Dog" Russo saw the light.

Living up to his famous nickname, Russo took Shays to the woodshed and became Jim Himes' biggest supporter...all in the classic Mad Dog fashion that's made Russo famous.

It is obvious that the only campaign platform these spineless GOP candidates have to run on this election cycle is to avoid and deflect from every issue that is really important to this nation. These Republican children need to grow up and take responsibility for the failures they have created. There is no doubt about this fact:

The GOP has lost all perspective of reality.

And anyone would have to be a fool to vote for any of them...

[update] Changed video to add extended version of ctblogger's uploaded video. Original video is here... And normally I wouldn't ask this BUT... Help Connecticut Bob shut up:
"Shays struck out swinging with his ridiculous tirade. His wild pitch embarrassed everyone in the 4th District. Help Jim Himes hit a grand slam by contributing to Jim's ActBlue fund.

If you do, I promise I'll stop with the stupid baseball references."
JK Bob :)


Coulter Trying to Redefine Words

Let the conservatard's batshit-loopy rant begin:

Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their
cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act
indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes

When Gore won the popular vote in the 2000 election by half a
percentage point, but lost the Electoral College -- or, for short, "the
constitutionally prescribed method for choosing presidents" -- anyone who denied
the sacred importance of the popular vote was either an idiot or a dangerous

But now Hillary has won the popular vote in a Democratic
primary, while Obambi has won under the rules. In a spectacular turnabout, media
commentators are heaping sarcasm on our plucky Hillary for imagining the
"popular vote" has any relevance whatsoever.

It's the exact same
situation as in 2000, with Hillary in the position of Gore and Obama in the
position of Bush. The only difference is: Hillary has a much stronger argument
than Gore ever did (and Hillary's more of a man than Gore ever was).


After nearly eight years of having to listen to liberals crow that Bush was "selected, not elected," this is a shocking about-face.

While it is true that Gore won the popular vote, it is nowhere near the same situation and Coulter - a lying republican mouthpiece - knows very well that Bush was SELECTED by the Supreme Court and NOT by the actual votes.

This set into motion a series of recounts (portions by machine, and
portions by hand), questions about portions of the Florida vote, and finally

These ultimately resulted in a December 12 7-2 United
States Supreme Court decision
that the Florida Supreme Court's plan for
recounting ballots was unconstitutional, as well as a 5-4 United
States Supreme Court decision
that ended the Florida recounts and allowed
Florida to certify its vote. The vote was certified according to Florida state
election law by Katherine Harris, the Republican Secretary of State who had been the Florida co-chair of Bush's campaign.[34] Because Bush's younger brother, Jeb Bush,was the governor of Florida, there were allegations that Harris and Jeb Bushhad manipulated the election to favor the governor's brother.[35][36]
In reality, if it had been left to the actual votes and the delegates in Florida Bush Junior would never have been SELECTED by the Supreme Court... And Gore would have been President in 2000.

It would be nice if stupid republicans would stop trying to rewrite history and redefine words so liberally. Until the Supreme Court has to decide on the 2008 Democratic party candidate for President, Coulter's false comparison is just more dumpster diving from the fanatical right wing.

[update] Though it has little to do with Coulter trying to redefine what liberals mean by "Bush was selected", I should have pointed out the other obvious flaw in her false argument (since there has been a lot of discussion on this), but thanks to MLN's Jon Kantrowitz for pointing this out in comment:
Hillary DID NOT win the popular vote - her claims rest on uncontested
states - FL and MI - where there was no real vote.
Not to mention that the people that claim Hillary won the popular vote completely ignore caucus states. Dubious claims at best.