Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Miscellaneous 66

1) Mr. Trump is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business - which technically, folks, makes him an Ivy Leaguer. I ask you, though, have you ever seen a more ill informed member of that contingent? I mean, yes, he obviously knows business and all but, damn, on some of that other stuff it's frightening, his ignorance. For instance, when Savannah Guthrie asked him if he thought that there was a right to privacy in the Constitution, he responded, "Yeah, I guess so." And then when she tried to tie that concept to abortion, he questioned her on it, "So, what does that have to do with abortion?" The frigging guy didn't even know that Roe vs. Wade had been decided on that issue. Youza, huh?............2) You know who I think would be an excellent Democratic President? Ed Rendell. I really and truly like that guy. a) He has a lot of common sense. And b) he also has an uncanny ability to compromise (this, while, at the same time, retaining core principles). Take, for instance, his view on taxing the rich. Instead of focusing strictly on this arbitrary number of $250,000, he's willing to up that threshold to as far as a million. And on reforming Medicare and Medicaid, I really like his position on the Federal government being able to negotiate with drug companies on prices. From what I can gather, folks, this one act alone could save the government tens of billions of dollars a year....He's a problem solver, I guess is what I'm saying.............3) Celtics 96 Knicks 93. So, how do you like me now, Spike Lee!!!!!?............4) Yeah, yeah, I know, the series isn't nearly over and, yes, the Knicks could definitely still rally and win it. But it's just that I'm really starting to get a little weary of Mr. Lee and his antics. I mean, yeah, it was amusing 15-16 years ago (his back and forth with Indiana's Reggie Miller, especially) but, enough already!


Beach Bum said...

I've again given up on politics for right now. My current frame of mind has them either idiots or crooks with a lot of mixing in between.

Although Ed Rendell has a lot of common sense. For me alone it would be cool if Scarbrough and Rendell could form a unity ticket but no wants unity, just there own way and if not they will run off and pout and sabotage.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I play around with those unity tickets, too. I was thinking Hagel-Landrieu for a while, and then Mr. Bloomberg in various combinations (Joe Sestak, for example). But, yeah/sadly, you're right - it's all essentially pie in the sky.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Ed Rendell lost me when he had the NFL cancell an Eagle game this past season due to a snow storm...I mean come on man...whats more American then football in a snow storm.

Also,poor Ed is totally on the outs with the Obama bunch.First,he was a big time Hillary supporter and secondly he had no clout in the past election...they lost the senate seat plus the statehouse.He's not very well thought of in the dem party.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

He's not well thought of in the Democratic Party? Well, that settles it then - I really like him! LOL

Marcus said...

yeah the Celts won but 'Melo dropped 43 in...Between Melo and Stoudmire, Spike may still laugh but I hope not...
Trump, Bachmann, Palin...yikes I hope we can do better than that. Most politicians...even the "sensible" ones...are too beholding to a particuliar idealogy so in this I can relate with BB's lament.

Rusty Shackleford said...

I'd be willing to give 7/2 that neither of the following is on the Republican ticket in 2012.


Rusty Shackleford said...

I'll take 5-1 that one of the following is indeed on the Republican ticket in 2012.


Anonymous said...

I hate to ruin a good rant with facts but Rendell actually was against the postponent.

I remember watching him on the night of the actual game still bitching about it.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Yeah, Marcus, and the Celtics only won by 3 with Billups and Stoudemire both on the bench. Heading back to NY, it absolutely IS far from over.......Interesting, Rusty, you're putting Mr. Romney in the losers category. Is it because of the Romneycare?......Welcome back, Maestro. Thanks for providing the exculpatory evidence.

Voltron said...

Wow Rusty,

I only like two on your first list,
#1 and #5...

Good thing us conservatives are united eh?


(Now IF #1 and #5 would TEAM UP...

I can dream can't I?)

Voltron said...

I think since the women in the Republican party are the ones with all the balls, maybe an all female administration this time around.

President: Sarah Palin
V.Pres.: Michelle Bachmann

What about the cabinet?

Defense: Laura Ingraham
Homeland Security: Ann Coulter
Health and Human Serv.: S.E. Cupp

Who else?

Voltron said...

I don't think we need to worry about experience, no one knows everything anyway.

That's why presidents have advisers.

What we need is just someone with old fashioned COMMON SENSE.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Volt, be reasonable. You gotta throw at least a couple of those Fox News hotties in there; Alisyn Camerota, Megyn Kelly, Martha MacCallum. I don't care - make 'em frigging Czars or something. Anything!!