Thursday, April 08, 2004

Some Random Observations Heading Into a Holiday Weekend:

  • Barry Bonds is one home run short of Willie Mays' 660, which will tie him for third on the all-time list. As I've said before, Bonds is the best player by far of my generation. But what's even more amazing is the Hank Aaron hit nearly 100 more than that. All the guy did was produce runs. If it's possible for baseball's all-time home run leader to be underrated, Aaron is.

  • If we really want to play the blame game, we should at least keep in mind that the Bush Administration was in charge for seven months before 9/11. The Clinton Administration was in charge for eight years.

  • The new liberal talk radio network is racist. It actually forced African-American programming off of New York's WLIB, and cost several black employees their jobs. Said one of the displaced radio personalities: "How is this going to impact the Black community? As far as I've heard, they've got a couple of Whites who just really want to go after Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and all the others. You can't convince me that that's going to be something good for Black and Hispanic people."

  • Nobody has ever seen Richard Ben-Veniste and Eddie Munster in the same room. I'm just sayin'.

  • Keith Olbermann of MSNBC used to do radio commentaries for the sports radio network I worked for. Everyone who had any personal contact with him agreed: he's a pompous, self-important windbag. And this was when he was still a sports guy.

  • Something I forgot regarding Ted Kennedy's "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam" comment: isn't Vietnam considered a good thing in the Kennedy family? Hmmm, lets see, who was it that got us into Vietnam? Don't tell me, it'll come to me....

  • The Democrats on the 9/11 Commission did us all a favor this morning by finally obliterating any shred of a notion anyone might have had that this commission is anything other than a partisan political witch-hunt. If one is frustrated with Condoleezza Rice before he's even asked her a question, then the problem isn't with her. All pretense of merely "gathering facts" is gone once and for all. I say good riddance. The American people now know what this whole thing is about.
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