Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Arbitrary Arbitration

bulgeA few months ago, reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun avoided a 50-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs.

The problem?

The suspension was overturned in arbitration without a legitimate reason. Braun didn’t even attempt to say he was innocent; he instead worked to cast dispersions of the process, which in his case, appeared to be air-tight.

Now the arbitrary arbitrator has been released to spend more time with his family.

There’s this saying that’s often referred to: the integrity of the game.

When the integrity of the game is fixed in favor of the player’s union, there is no integrity. And we’re left with arbitrary reasoning.

Remember, the Marty Feldman-like eyes can be an early sign of PED use.


Obama, Putin, and the Russian reset’s reset

vladMaybe President Obama will someday realize they’re just not that into him.

Today’s example: Vladimir Putin.

An important question is why the President doesn’t seem to mind having Putin stick his thumb in his eye.

The likely answer? Such offenses matter little because the President is already blind.

I’d prefer a two-eyed president, but will gladly take a one-eyed Preezy of the United Steezy at this point.

Obama on Romney

The President calls Mitt Romney a vampire.

Continuing the horror theme the President began, how could we describe him and his Administration?

  • Frankenweenie.
  • Psycho.
  • An American Werewolf from Chicago.
  • Night of the Living Brain Dead.
  • The American (Economic) Chainsaw Massacre.
  • (Illegal) Alien and/or (illegal) Aliens.
  • The (Economic Recovery) Exorcist.
  • (Economic) Zombieland.
  • Dawn of the Brain Dead.
  • The (Economy Won’t) Fly.
  • A Nightmare on Main Street.
  • Invasion of the Fetus Snatchers.

I could do this all day…

Clinton and Obama: America’s first black and gay presidents

Chloe Ardelia Wofford (AKA Toni Morrision) declared Bill Clinton to be America’s first black president. From The New Yorker:

Years ago, in the middle of the Whitewater investigation, one heard the first murmurs: white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.

So it would seem either 1) Morrison’s crystal ball was broken, 2) her assertion was ridiculous, or 3) President Obama isn’t black.

gayNow, Newsweak’s Andrew Sullivan says Barry Oh! is the first gay president. I’m not sure what his homosexual qualifications (Obama’s; for Sullivan I have no need-to-know) are, as Morrison might say, his apparent non-homosexuality notwithstanding.

Will Sullivan’s prediction be as far off as Morrison’s? Or is it instead more likely that Obama’s hand was forced by GaffeMaster Flash; that Barry needed the homosexual community’s money to fund his re-election effort; that once you parse his statements out, you can see he’s hedging; that his knowledge as a Christian theologian and Biblical expert are just as good as his presidential skills; that he’s “evolving” on who knows what else.

I heard someone today say they feel the President is a radical Marxist. I’m sure the President doesn’t view himself in such a manner, but it really all comes down to how you define things: black, gay, radical , and/or Marxist.

The lessons? 1) Definitions matter and 2) actions speak louder than words.

If you don’t think definitions matter, then check out America’s unemployment numbers which are said to be falling.